‘Twas the Weekend Before School

‘Twas the weekend before school started
When all through the town
 Bowen was wearing Ashby’s leggings
He didn’t even frown.

Shay and I became newbie dance moms,
Our first team meeting left us overwhelmed and tired
We heard lots of information
Make-Up, ballet shoes, and tights are required.

It was a miracle!  
All  ready for church on time.
I got three kiddos to look (kind of)
And it didn’t cost a dime.

A lemonade stand was the plan
We gathered all the supplies
Then sold cool lemonade
To all the passer-bys.

We invited friends and family
Who came from all around
To try the best lemonade
Offered in our town.

The kids hooped, hollered
And pointed at the sign
By the time it was all over
They were on cloud nine.

Lots of red moustaches
And memories were made
We tucked in our kiddos 
Going to kindergarten and first grade.  🙂

Happy First Day Back to School!

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  1. 8.24.15
    life of lo. said:

    That is such a fun idea to do a lemonade stand! I love it and it's great as a kid growing up in a neighborhood with other kids. I did in my hometown and made some memories I'll never forget there 🙂 Looks like y'all had a great last free weekend before school. Have a great Monday!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

    • 8.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      We really did. Thank you!

  2. 8.24.15
    Kimm said:

    Absolutely adorable !!!!!

    • 8.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks Kimm!

  3. 8.24.15
    Anonymous said:

    Cute!!! I live your back to school poem!!! Love!

    • 8.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Haha! I was just trying to do something a little different. My poetry skills are lacking but it was all in fun! Have a great day!!

  4. 8.24.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    So cute! I'm so sad we missed the stand! My phone had died (because Carter had been playing Dinosaur Hunter on it and it sucks the battery up), and I didn't know it was dead! When I turned it back on it was too late. Looks like y'all had fun!

    • 8.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Oh no problem!!! 🙂

  5. 8.24.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I mean…that poem!!! So stinkin' cute Erika!!! Love, love, loved this post! And listen, my little family had the BEST time at your lemonade stand! My kids talked about it all night!!

    • 8.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Seriously, you guys all melted my heart by coming! Maybe school has me all emotional but I could have cried yesterday! Thankful for sweet friends who will support a lemonade stand!! 🙂

  6. 8.24.15
    Dawn said:

    So cute! Hope your kiddos have a wonderful first day!

  7. 8.24.15
    Elaine Welte said:

    This was the cutest!

  8. 8.24.15
    beaner said:

    cute!! Good luck today!

  9. 8.24.15
    Kathryn said:

    Girl, you're a poet!!!! I think Bowen's 3rd birthday definitely needs a rhyme on the invite…you've got a gift! 🙂 Happy first day of school!

  10. 8.24.15
    Laurie s said:

    Great poem Erika". Happy first day of school. You will do just fine. So will the kids.

  11. 8.24.15
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Cutest post ever!! Hope the kids have a great first day!!

  12. 8.24.15
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    This was SO cute!! Looks like you all had a great weekend. Love the lemonade stand! Can't wait to hear how the first day went 🙂

  13. 8.24.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Your poem — too much!! And pretty sure that is one of the most successful lemonade stands I have ever seen!!

  14. 8.24.15
    live compassionately said:

    So cute!

  15. 8.25.15
    Lea said:

    Oh, Lemonade Stands need to be a part of all kids lives. How cute and how poetic you are. Happy first week of school!

  16. 8.25.15
    Unknown said:

    Love the lemonade stand. Good luck on dance. We are on a performance team and I am skerred.

  17. 8.31.15
    Unknown said:

    I love your poem to go with your pics – very cool. 🙂