John started back to work today. The last 6 weeks of no teaching and no coaching has been glorious, but it was back to the classroom and the tennis courts today. The boys missed him (I did too :) but we are so so thankful that he loves his job and that we live close enough to the high school that he can come and eat lunch with us everyday.
First day of school picture...
I try and make a special dinner for John on the first day of school, tonight it was chicken stir fry with brown rice. It's one of his favorites. Charlie was a big fan of the stir fry too. But Henry...not so much :)
We followed dinner with a special dessert: dirt pudding with gummy worms! Henry loves gummy worms (thanks to his Aunt Jill), so I thought this dessert would be a big hit with him, and it was! I made pudding and poured it into a bread pan and then Henry and I crushed up oreos and put them on top and then slid the gummy worms into the "dirt". Super easy, super fun, and most importantly, super delicious!
The first day of school celebration was a big hit...until bath time. Charlie managed to poop in the tub, then when John put him in the shower so he could fish out the turd with our colander, Charlie pooped even more on the floor of the shower. It was awesome. After Charlie contaminated both the tub and the shower, John took both naked boys out to the patio to play while I cleaned and sanitized all affected areas. Never a dull moment :) Last year on the first day of school, Charlie was admitted to the hospital for his eczema, so I'll take his poop shenanigans over his hospital visit any day!