Saturday, May 26, 2012

School's Cool but Welcome Summer Break!

All year long I've taken my turn with these other moms in teaching Ezra's first year of pre-school. It was a super fun year and I loved getting to teach and interact with Ez and his friends.
Fun (and yummy) fieldtrip to Papa Murphy's Pizza!
The Wow museum was our last field trip. That is one BIG bubble!
The last week of school was all about having fun! I helped at Bella's field day and I got to see every student come through as they did the 40 yard dash. Bella did awesome!
Blaine brought Ez and Cali to me before he headed to work so they (and Lyddie) got to race, too.
Ready, set, GO!!!
At the end of the day, the fire department came and hosed all of the kids down. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
Here is Bella and her first grade teacher, Mrs. Steven. (It was hat day...normally Bella doesn't wear a hat to school).
And, this year we started a new tradition that we hope to carry on every year. On the last day of school, we all slept in, then got dressed and went out to breakfast. We knew Bella would be late to school, but we just said, "What are they going to do? Kick you out?" That got a laugh and Bella went off to her last day of school late, but with a smile on her face.
And, this is one of the kid's favorite weekend and now summer activities...turning the couches into a bed and having "sleepovers" together in our family room. I think staying up late watching the Disney channel might have something to do with it, too. I just know I'm going to be seeing a lot of this kind of disarray in my house all summer long and I am going to try to embrace the mess as part of something that makes my kids happy and unified and will be a tradition and fond memory that they will always look back on. So, WELCOME SUMMER!!! We are ready for you...Let the fun begin...

1 comment:

Haley L said...

What a busy school year it was. You're an amazing mom and before you know it, you'll be in the club that sends all of them to school. Looking forward to a fun summer with you! It's been so fun to watch each of your kids get excited for Disneyland.