Saturday, August 25, 2012

Back to School Days

The Little Red Schoolhouse by Larry Dyke

I couldn't quite get myself in the mode for Saturday Centus today, so I decided to post this year's back-to-school photos of my grandkids instead, along with a nostalgic little poem to serve as captions. Hope you enjoy Heather's handiwork as much as I did!

Each year, we all went back to school

reminded of the golden rule

by parents who expected much:

good manners, grades, and other such.

Some of us went off with a smile,

happy to go and stay awhile;

while some could only wear a frown,

as schoolwork dragged their spirits down.

But most were hoping for the best,

expecting they would pass each test,

and praying for a teacher who

would find good things for them to do.

Some worked real hard and thought a lot.

as teacher's pet, they earned their spot.

But others played around a bit...

made mischief, for the fun of it.

Still, all the kids were good at heart

and mostly glad for school to start!

(Even Mr. tough guy).

;)

These photos of my grandkids by Tendershootz Photography.

22 comments:

Pondside said...

I love to look back at those first-day-of-school photos. Such hope, such innocence! Your grandchildren are beautiful - may they each have a year full of good experiences.

Terra said...

The cute grandkids, the photos and the poem all match and make a great photo essay.

Eva Gallant said...

Cute kids and poem!

yaya said...

What fun pics! They go so great with the poem. Your Grands are just the cutest and you can really see the personalities of each. Hope this school year brings only good things!

anitamombanita said...

They're adorable...and getting more so all the time!

I'm hoping we move off the ABC thing and back to more "normal' prompts soon.

xo :)

Amy said...

Those are such lovely photos! I love her creativity! What a treasure for that family! And i love your words!

Brian Miller said...

nice...these are really well done...love the old wood barn behind them...the book and apple one is my fav....but really cool shots...

Dina Lettre said...

Sweet shots of your precious grandkids, Sue. Sure hope they have another wonderful school year!

LeAnn said...

Lovely poem and beautiful children. What can I say it was just sweet.
Blessings and hugs!

Tima said...

I love the poem and the photographs are amazing.

Grandma Honey said...

I imagine Carly IS teacher's pet. She just looks like she would be. So what grades are they all in now?
Beautiful grandchildren! I always enjoy seeing them.

Where ever did you that beginning picture? Does it have a name? I would love to get a copy of it.

karen said...

These are beautiful pictures of your grandness , Sue! (Well done, Heather...) I cant believe how big they're getting- Carli is turning into such a beautiful girl, Jeremiah so handsome, and the little guy is adorable (and looks like he's full if tricks too!)

Dixie Mom said...

So sweet Sue! I guess I dread it when my kids have gone back because I remember how I felt when I had to go back. I hated it! But it looks like your grandkids are good to go!

Karen Mortensen said...

So cute. Loved the pictures.

Gail said...

What a wonderful series.

Rachel said...

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Annmarie Pipa said...

how fun!! your grandchildren are beautiful!! that is a great way to start the school year!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your photo models. They did a great job posing for each picture.

I would love for you to link this to my Back to School Traditions link up.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, your grands are just adorable, and these photos and your poem are just so cute. Good post. laurie

Darlene said...

Of course I loved looking at all the darling picturess of MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, who are no doubt the best looking kids in the world. The poem was added icing on the top. This was a great post, Sue.

Karen Sue said...

Just love these pictures...a 3rd year college student, a HS senior, and a HS freshman...time flies so fast..

Caroline said...

I LOVE those back to school pictures of the grands! Adorable poetry to match those adorable kids. And MY they are growing!!

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