(Eliza's first and last day of the 1st grade)
Truthfully, it is hard to believe 'summer break' is already here; especially when you consider that Spring arrived about two minutes ago. :) I feel relief knowing I won't have to get kids out the door each morning. Adding a newborn to the mix of a school morning routine isn't my favorite challenge. I am glad that he'll be a few months older when we're doing that again. However, on the flip side, not knowing when I'll feel confident in venturing out with four kids causes feelings of stress. Will I be able to happily occupy four children while maintaining a healthy level of sanity all summer?! Wish us luck, friends!
As for Henry, his second year of preschool concluded with a darling program and graduation. My personal favorite was watching him play the xylophone as his classmates sang the song, "Pitter-Pat."
Henry's first and last day of preschool
He had a great two years at the Little Red School House! The jump from preschooler to Kindergartener is significant in this Mom's opinion. As for Henry, he hasn't expressed much of a reaction. He smiles big when you remind him that he now is a "Kindergartener," but the impact of the milestone is beyond him.
With their 'last days' out of the way, Andrew and I went to work on reminding them why the arrival of summer deserves to be celebrated.
The grill master.
Someday, when we're grown-ups, we'll own a big kid BBQ grill.
School? Who needs school?!
Can you spy a Henry?
Some more S'mores, please!
New baby Forrest slept through the party.
"A family of six..." I mused aloud while out for a drive this afternoon.
A smile spreads across his face as he adds,
"Ya. That just kind of happened, didn't it?"
In that man's honor, I will close with a shot of our yard.
He is winning the war on weeds!
Well done, sir!