"I know why families were created, with all their imperfections.
They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed." Anais Nin
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Good-bye school, hello SUMMER
Ahhhh, the final day of the school year.
Desks and lockers emptied, yearbooks signed, hugs goodbye, even tears (notice Sophie - she and her best friend ADORED their teacher and were very, very sad to have to say "good-bye") . . . another year of school has ended with it's usual fanfare of parties, field trips, field days, and excitement. I think this has to be one of my favorite parts of being a mom - when those last few days seem to bring back memories of the pure freedom associated with the end of school and beginning of summer vacation that I remember so well from my own childhood and adolescence . . . quite nostalgic.
Liza and friend Kate at field day
Sophie helping the girls team during tug-a-war
The local firemen surprised the kids with their trucks
Soph and friends were SOAKED!
After field day, I raced over to the Jr. High to set up for the 9th grade promotion party LUAU. Thanks to Caroline and Jodelle's daughter Hannah for their help!
Here they come - tired boys after a day at Lagoon . . . let's get this party started!
Ryan and best buddy Sam Peterson - boys will be boys . . . sigh.
Awesome party - shaved ice, dinner, live band, and yearbook signing!
Our boys didn't mind too much having us there - Jodelle always keeps things lively!
Caroline signing yearbooks this morning w/ friends Maddie and Sophie
Our teacher gifts - a special cookie and movie gift cards.
Liza saying "good-bye" to her kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Pope and Mrs. Oakeson - what a great year!
Sophie and her absolute FAVORITE teacher of all time, Mrs. Menssen. She will be dearly missed!
Sweet Hunter gave Sophie a hug to help her feel better - she did manage a smile!