Boy, this day was a blur.
I walked the kids to school. Each carrying a gift for their teachers - a bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes and this tag. I was pumped - last day of school! hooray! freedom! no homework! They weren't so excited - already missing their friends and teachers. I think it's great that they enjoy school so much, but it was kind of a buzz-kill. We're supposed to be singing "schooooool's out for summer . . na-na-na-na" and jamming on our air guitars. Oh well.
I raced back home to make it through my to-do list in the few short hours before early release. Vacuum the pool, clean the kitchen, make a welcome to summer banner (see below), take a shower, go to the post office. My grand visions of having one last quiet "me" day before summer vacation just did not happen.
Soon, school was over!
And we said good-bye to our crossing guard friends for the summer. We sure like them.
Again, the kids were not in the high spirits I would expect on the last day of school. I'm sure it was a combination of the heat (100 degrees), missing friends, and that one "B" in writing. Conner, on the other hand, was stoked.
So I decided that we needed something to lift their spirits and stop the bickering that was already beginning. The answer is always Purple Penguin snow cones.
But first you have to stand in line -- thank goodness for the complimentary umbrellas.
Then we finally made it home to discover a little surprise from mom . . .
Doesn't that look like so much fun? I got the idea from Briana at Sweet Dreams Are Made of These. (I cut the "summer" letters from cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo)
As for the rest of the day . . . there was swimming, installation of a new security system, Webelos pool party for Payton, Boy Scout Court of Honor for Conner (1st and 2nd Class rank advancements), grocery shopping at 8pm (still 95 degrees!), and picking up around the house & crossing off to-do list items until 10:30pm.
Boy am I glad school is over! It will be so nice to relax, slow down the pace a bit, have time for the kids to play and be kids, and to spend time together as a family. We have a big road trip on the calendar for this summer (3 weeks // 5 states), but other than that we are hunkering down at home. I'm predicting that it is going to one fantastic summer vacation!