Saturday, June 18, 2011

School Lunch

About half way through the school year, Cami and I started a weekly tradition of eating lunch with Ellie each Friday.  Ellie has adored the one-on-one attention and I think it's also been a motivating factor for Ellie to stay at school some days. 

 Today Spencer arrived home from school just as I was leaving for the elementary school for our last lunch date of the year and with a little persuasion (in the form of letting him help me pick which restaurant to stop at ) I talked him into accompanying us on our rendezvous with Ellie. 

Despite his gargantuan height (5'10" according to the doctor) that struck fear into the hearts of several of Ellie's classmates,  Ellie was thrilled to have her big brother  as her accompaniment to and from the lunchroom. 
  

Spencer was thrilled too....

And Ellie made sure that he showed it for the camera.....

After a couple of times of buying as-disgusting-as-we-remembered hot lunches, Cami and I resorted long ago to bringing our own lunches for these dates, either from home or from a restaurant.  I must say that I certainly enjoyed my lunch from Baja Fresh....

just as much as Ellie enjoyed her school cafeteria pizza (the Friday menu item).... 


While we were in the cafeteria, Mr. S came over to greet Spencer and Cami.  He had been  both of their 4th grade teacher eons ago and he invited them to stop by his classroom after lunch, so he could introduce them to the class and look them up in his collection of old-time yearbooks.  It was an entertaining journey down memory lane and eye-opening at how fast time really does fly. 

Here's where I should input Spencer and Cami's 4th grade pictures, so you can see how much they've grown and laugh at how different they look. But since that would require actual effort in the form of me diving into my picture box to locate the pictures and then scanning them in, that will have to wait for another day week year.  

Just picture Spencer with short spiky hair and a silly smile. 



And Cami as a cute little shortie wearing a sweatshirt that looks like it belongs to me. 



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3 comments:

Denise said...

how fun! i need to do more of this!

melissa said...

I think that's a wonderful tradition! And what a great way to get the siblings involved too :)

Steve-Rosanna said...

Love that you take time out of your busy schedule to do lunch with Ellie every Friday. That is so cool to have mom and big sister show up and eat with her. And especially cool to have her beloved big brother show up as well.

And how cool was it to have them run into Mr. S. It reminds me of your old principal Harlan Danner at Johnsville. Amazingly enough he was principal for all eight of you to include Tim when he was in kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary.

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