Monday, March 25, 2013

Fashion of the Decades...

This week is Spiritual Emphasis Week at our school, where our kids have academics in the morning followed by lunch, homeroom games, chapel and team building games every day. It is typically an amazing week for students and the staff and each year our kids look forward to it!

Each day the kids have a dress up theme and today was "Dress Up" day, meaning come dressed up in your best. Koby loves any excuse to wear a jacket and a tie so he was very excited about today! I thought I'd post a few pictures of our kids and some of their friends from the day...

This is Kamdyn and two of her best friends!

This is most of Koby's class! Of course he is front and center and had already taken off his coat and tie. The shades are not his and he also doesn't care that they are not his! He lives for pictures like this and the more fun the better. This is why he goes to school each day!

And this is some from Brendan's class that made up the Junior class team for volleyball after chapel. Ellie was proud to show off her muscles and they counted the day a success because they beat the Senior team!
So we are looking forward to what the rest of the week will bring! The kids always struggle to be sure they have just the right outfit for these dress up days. Which brings me to my point for writing tonight - tomorrow is decade day. The kids can pick any decade and dress up in an outfit which would represent that decade.
I want to say that it has only been recently that I have come to the realization that the '80s was not just twenty years ago! What I mean is, I think I am aging!!!
This was very evident tonight when the boys began to search Brian's closet for clothing they could wear that would represent the '80s! It isn't like we would just happen to still have a pair of parachute pants or some jams shorts stuffed in our closet. See some of you know what I am talking about because you owned these things as well. I really don't remember a lot of the fashion of the '80s but these kids today seemed to be enthralled with it.
And while '80s fashion trivia is not my strong suit, I can talk to you all day about what the '90s brought to the fashion world! 90210 anybody? Saved by the Bell? There were some trendsetters on those shows!
On a totally separate note -
Today Brendan and Ellie celebrated one year of being boyfriend and girlfriend. They don't count their brief time of taking a break over the summer and isn't that what you do when you are young and in love? Just see the good! Anyways, tonight they went out to dinner and her mother text this picture to me before they left and I thought I'd share it here with all of you.

Well I am off to watch our Fighting Texas Aggie women's basketball team!! I hope you are all well and warm wherever you are. I'll try to get some more pictures up tomorrow so you can see the kids in all their decade glory!


  1. looking sharp :) yes...90210 and saved by the bell...those were the days. can't wait to see more pics. one year huh? wow..

  2. love it - yes, can't wait to see more pictures!