Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back from Vacation and Back to School

So this week it's back to school for the boy. Hello 4th grade!! We didn't find out who his teacher was or who was in his class with him, until the first day of school, becuse we missed registration while we were on vacation. (more about that later).

  So we checked in at the office, headed up to his class, and all of us parents stood around taking pictures while our kids unpacked their backpacks with shiny new pencil boxes, folders and clean, fresh packs of paper.  Oh and kleenex that his school insists we buy every year.  I know for a fact the boy does not use it, I can't get him to blow his nose to save his life.  Oh well. Now..................................

About that vacation.  It was amazing.  We spent a week at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, and it was worth every penny! The service and treatment at that hotel is like no other I have ever experienced. 

They call you by name, cater to your every whim, have the best kids club EVER, and as you walk around the grounds, the staff stops, and moves aside for you to pass....Like I'm somebody!!!! They don't know I'm nobody..but they treat me like I'm SOMEBODY!!

Hubby and I spent our days lounging by the pool, taking naps, eating the most amazing food, and sleeping in.  I took a ton of pics with my Iphone Hipstamatic app.  Somehow, the beach just calls for it.

The boy spent his days (and I mean ALL of his days) at "Paintbox"...the kids club. They kept that kid entertained from 9am until 10pm almost every night.  They went to the beach, the tidepools, did crafts, watched movies, had relay races, waterballoon fights, tie dyed shirts, swam in the pool.  He loved it!!

We made S'Mores by the fire pit, drank after dinner coffee listening to live music, and tried just about everything on the menu!  It was the best vacation ever.

I had all the time in the world to read, work in my journal, taking daily walks on the beach, take plenty of pictures and just try to find new and exciting (or not) ways to relax.  I think I found them all!

This last photo is a little bit of fun in Photoshop I had with five or so pictures I took this week, plus one random journal page for a background texture.  It really is Summer's End!