fun : summer vacation


Dear Miss Cerutti + Miss Wolf:

It's been awhile since we've been in your elementary school classes, but we haven't forgotten either of you. As is customary with each new school year, we wanted to show you some of the things we did on our summer vacation, which reflects stuff you taught us.

Physical Fitness

Exercise
Hmmm ... shouldn't you put the pin in? Is that your Robert DeNiro face? You wanna' piece a me?


Dodge Ball Revenge
We profusely apologize for the poor image quality with this one. Scott was quaking in his kicks at the thought of the g-force that would be expended in his direction should that ball explode.


Swings - weee!
They sure make the seats a lot smaller and lower to the ground these days. Scott isn't allowed to jump from the swing after the last time he fell down and went boom.

Lunch

What's cookin' good lookin'?
Nutrition 101 covered all three major food groups:
carbohydrates, fats and proteins.


Pizza has vegetables
We were a little bit scared during this meal. A man kept looking in our direction. It seemed like he might tip over. He approached our table while we were in mid-bite. Was he going for our pizza? Bad idea. No, he said that Cindy looked like Laura Bush and he adored her, Laura that is. You taught us to never speak to strangers and we didn't.


Strawberry ice cream has milk and fruit
A yummy trifecta of carbs, fats and proteins.

Playtime

Ralph Lauren's Tree House
Amazing to see this in the store, so we took the stairs.


Gold Medal Swimming
Scott pretended to be Michael Phelps - watch me, watch me! Actually, he had to swim back and forth several times
because it didn't occur to Cindy to change the camera setting to continuous in order to capture this action shot - oops.

Recess

All that swimming made us put our heads down and ask the clouds to temporarily turn off the sun.


Someone tried to escape, but was grabbed by the leg.

Class Play


The Farm
We created a play that took place on a farm in the 1700s. Doesn't our set look authentic? Psych, it's the Home Sweet Home Museum.


Props
The hat was purchased years ago from Edna Mae's Millinery in Newport, Rhode Island. The dress was a rare fashion find from Target and similar to one sold by J. Crew for a lot more dough.


Costume
We couldn't find Scott a snazzy hat that fit him, so it was a one women play.


Why so serious?
I really need to exhale already - can you hurry up? Plus, this sepia tone is adding 10 years to my face. Blink and this photo might be gone!


Method smiling
This is supposed to be like Cindy's in a cornfield. More like a field of ornamental grasses next to the pool. There were cornfields available, but we're averse to buckshot and dirt, so we improvised.

School Pictures

Time to get serious and clean up for our class pictures.


Stop squirming!


Ok, we'll be good now and act our ages - not!

One final message for each of you:

Miss
Cerutti
You were Cindy's second grade teacher and beautiful enough to be on Mad Men. But, was it really necessary to write on her report card that she "talked to much in class"? She became really shy, and now, we're all paying for it.

Miss Wolf
You were Scott's fourth grade teacher and very nice. But, did you misspell the word "bully" on his report card. Didn't you really intend to reference his astrological sign, which is Taurus, the Bull?

See you next year. Write back soon.

Very truly yours,
Cindy B + Scott

PS Have a happy and safe weekend everyone! We'll be keeping an eye on Gustav as it seems to be heading for our friends down in the Gulf Coast. See you in September.
xo

18 comments:

cupcake studio said...

Absolutely adore this post! And...you do kinda look like Laura Bush.

jess gonacha said...

this is so cute!

Jude said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing, and keep safe from the storm. ☺

Krissy said...

oh Cindy! This is such a fun post :) Looks like a wonderful time. Stay safe!

quaint handmade said...

thanks ladies - it sort of evolved along the way ;)!

we live in nyc and are concerned about the folks down south as the storm might hit new orleans and they still have over 3,000 trailers from katrina!

ThePeachTree said...

No way! I'm SO doing this next year :) I LOVE the costume section :)

please sir said...

Such a cute and lovely summer - that food looks really darn good right now. Did you change your header? If so, I LIKE IT! Thanks for the link to the helpful blog - I appreciate it!

design for mankind. said...

Oh my gosh you guys are SOOOO adorable. So full of youth and fun!

And holy crap, Scott DOES look like Robert DeNiro in that shot! Eek! :)

Julia said...

I couldn't help but grin from ear to ear through this whole post! You guys are incredibly creative and CUTE! CUTE with a capital "C" :)

Mrs.French said...

Oh my! You have me laughing today...I really needed to laugh, so thank you.

Claire, said...

Adorable. I really enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing.
Best warm regards

quaint handmade said...

the truth is, except for the pizza, we did all of that stuff in ONE day! we are crazy and happy that you guys liked it and think we're cute. scott really likes that part, oh brother.

xo, c

Elizabeth said...

That was so fun!! Very creative and a nice read. :)

Megan Coyle said...

It looks like you two hand a wonderful time :) I especially like the costume pictures, what fun!

Jessie Cacciola said...

so pretty -- you guys make me smile. see you in September, dears! xo

quaint handmade said...

thanks elizabeth, megan and jessie! unfortunately, we're mr. & mrs. boring this weekend.

Murray said...

Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your summer, so cute!

quaint handmade said...

thank you my dear!