Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No Foolin'.......
You all remember Dottie...... here's a pic of Brad with her from last year (his hair was wet)..... see her shirt, it says "I'm With the Band". Anyhoo, Dottie is in quite the disarray right now and needs some major intervention, but that's another story. Suffice it to say that she didn't fare too well during a ride in the country -- in a shopping cart.

What I want to share today is this..... My husband and I had lunch with Brad this afternoon after his college classes -- he will graduate H.S. this year, but is actually taking his first year of college since he finished all his H.S. classes early -- level-headed boy, that one.... or so we thought -- So he tells us at lunch that he has an idea to "take a year of college" next year and work full time at the restaurant. Caught off-guard, we quickly (and amazingly calmly) tell him why this is not a good idea. To which he grins and says "April Fools!!!!!". What a stinker!!

I've been going through old photos for his grad. celebration, and here he is on his first day of "Thursday School" at the ripe old age of three with his little bookbag and his Thomas lunchbox. Where did those years go? Wasn't that only yesterday?

24 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, that little 3-yr-old picture of Brad is just adorable!

I had a chuckle about the April Fool's joke he played on you!

Katherine

Mary said...

Becca, what a cute little guy!! Where do the years go? You have a terrific son there.

Lallee said...

I tried real hard to remember it was April Fools this morning so I could be on guard. Looks like Brad got you real good ;-)

Poor Dottie. I wondered where she's been lately.

Lallee said...

I forgot to say what a cutie Brad is in that photo.

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Becca, love the pink velvet roses. That is so funny, Brad catching you that way. Kids! Hope you are feeling much better.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Natasha Burns said...

LOL he tricked you! He does sound like a level headed boy!

pinkroses said...

That was a GOOD ONE! You had me going! My son had the same Thomas lunchbox...seems like yesterday! xo suzanne

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

ROFL! Hey, Dottie may qualify you for the Car Pool lanes, too! I have a friend who does that with her mannequin!

Your son is so cute..especially love his Thursday school photo. Yes, the days just seem like they slip on by...but at least we have our memories - oh, and photos!

xo
Becky

Cheryl said...

I can't even imagine my children that old but I know it goes fast. Brad was/is a little sweetie! Cute picture!

Oh,man, he really had you going there. Shame on Brad (but it was a good one wasn't it? :-)

Take care, Becky.
Cheryl

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

LOl! Well, he has to keep you on your toes!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

PS - loving your new banner!

Sheryl said...

I agree with the "Where did those years go?" I swear the days crawl by but the weeks fly! My kids seem to be bustin' out of everything all of a sudden! Must be spring! I recently realized how short our time together is now, and although it makes me happy to know what wonserful people they are becoming, it makes me sad that all those days are gone.

Rosemary said...

You had me going for a minute Becca.
Very cute pictures!
Rosemary

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Becca
Isn't it funny we had similar posts on our blogs at the same time! I think the first photo of Ellie was taken at Kinder, she would have also been about three!

Mandii said...

It's always great to get out the old pictures and step back in time!! Boy do they grow so fast!!
Youve got a gorgeous blog!! I will be back for sure!
Mandii

Felicia said...

What a cutie cakes :)

CIELO said...

Brad is too cute; both, then and now. Give him a big hug from me, will you!

and by the way, your new blog banner is lovely...

Have a great day, sweet friend

Cielo

Linda said...

What a cute little one, time sure does fly. I liked the April Fool's gotcha too. Linda

sherry said...

My granddaughter put on the dress I made for my daughter to wear for school pictures, in kindergarten. Where has time gone?

Back Through Time said...

I did a large tri fold memory board for my sons graduation party, it was a big hit, my son won't let me take it apart even after 4 years, LOL They do grow so fast!
Michelle

Lori said...

I have so wondered what Dotty has been up to! touring with the band must have been rough for her! How they grow. I dred starting Marc scrap book cause I know the tears will be flowing! Love the first day photo!! Cutie pie and still is! Lori

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, he is a hunk! With a mischeivious smile, I can see it in his face, that this probably wasn't his first April Fools joke!

Charmingdesigns said...

oh yes...where do the years go! I wanted to say, oh about 30 years ago I wanted to paint a ship for my husbands boss, in oils...that I the ship...We got the picture back after he passed away...I'll go take a picture and email it to you. Those roses are beautiful. Thanks again for getting in touch with Lizzie for me. Laurie

Nikki said...

How adorable! Now I have to read up about your little jokester!