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Friday, May 29, 2009

Whew! The End

The last day of school. Woo-hoo!

We did it! Accomplishments of this week include, getting to three awards ceremonies and not missing anything, getting refreshments, money, supplies and whatnot to three classrooms and scrounging for school lunches this morning in an empty pantry!
It's causing me to ponder a few things here lately.
Mainly, they're all gonna be at home! With all the stuff that's been clogging their school desks all year. Mucho stuff.
Mucho relief.
No more loud, frantic whispers in the mornings as we "try not to wake the baby."
No more cafeteria mystery food and the woes of eating a cheese sandwich orphanage style with very little cheese on very hard and dry bread. The children swear it's moldy. (That's what the cafeteria gives you now if you go negative in your account and is also what they served this week for lunch because they were out of food. Seriously.)
No more changing clothes a hundred times a morning because, for the most part, basketball shorts are accepted summer apparel.
No more staying up until midnight hunting for Anne Frank costumes, inventing stuff or drilling spelling words and logging reading minutes.

Just lazy days, swimming pools, movie nights and the search for an easy routine. Camps, camps, camps. Soccer, baseball, basketball and VBS.

Grandparents. Need I say more?

We have survived. Kindergarten graduation, citizenship awards and next-grade promotions.
Goodbyes. Lots of goodbyes. Goodbyes to teachers, goodbyes to buildings, goodbyes to friends. Our current school is being demolished over the summer and our brand new school will open in August. Super exciting!
Our good friends, Katelyn and Timmy (and their mom Jessica) are moving cross country. Their dad serves our country in the military. We are very, very sad they have to go. It's been a lesson to teach the children that there are many sacrifices made to preserve our country's freedom. And this is one they can see and feel. Please pray for our friends as they start over another time. It's something they are familiar with but it still hurts to see them go. Did I mention how sad we are?
So with all that said, I guess I'll go make some room for their stuff and plan something fun for this afternoon. Yippy!
Happy summer, y'all


Lora said...

A big sigh of relief for you Lisa! What a whirlwind week you have had. And congrats on the awards and the kindergarten graduation - sweet memories! Have a wonderful start to the summer my friend!

Kathryn, Michael and Alex said...

Happy summer, it is nice in the evenings not to have to worry about homework or bedtimes!!!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

Yeah! My oldest graduates Kindergarten next week too :) What a cutie he is!

Renee said...

I am starting to think that Frisco is the only one that has school next week! Congrats on another year!