Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Picnic on the Ground

Lucas joining his favorite people for lunch.
Yesterday, Steve, Lucas and I joined Anthony and Julie at their school for a picnic.  We stopped by Subway, grabbed sandwiches for all of us, headed to the school and enjoyed a picnic with the kids (and their entire school.)  Since the grass was wet from the rain the night before, we placed our blanket on the asphalt and began to eat.  Within minutes, several friends of both Anthony and Julie came swarming over to see Lucas.  Oohs, aahs, and how cute came from the mouths of the friends.  They all wanted a chance to hold him, but Mother Hen Julie put a stop to the wants.
"No, he's my brother, I'm going to hold him," said Mother Hen.
The friends weren't too happy after that point, but kept persistently asking to hold Lucas.  "No" continued to be Julie's answer.

The final bell rang, Lucas was handed over from Julie to me and we went about our day.  As I walked away from the kids and their school, it brought back many memories for me.  The feeling of the last days of school before summer.  The elation of not having to do anything but have fun the last days.  Today's the actual last day...oh how good they must feel.

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