We made it!
Phew! I'll tell ya . . . the end of this school year has been something else and I have felt like I am just barely staying on top of things/life. The kids have even started to notice because they ask me questions like, "when are we going to make a summer fun list?" and "what about our summer chore lists?". These are things we usually have conversations about and plan well before the school year ends, but this year not so much! We'll get to it, I know, but I'm starting to wonder where the planning-ahead part of my has brain disappeared to!
The past week or so I have opted to drive to school rather than walk because it is so warm in the morning and I don't want to send the kids to school already tired & sweaty. But on Tuesday I suddenly realized that I would have just one more opportunity to walk to school with Payton before he moves onto middle school next year! Ack! The decision was quickly made . . . we're walking to school one last time. (A slightly cooler 80 degrees at 7:30am and no backpacks made it bearable for the kids.)
What a sweet face. Love this boy. I have a feeling the walk to school next year is going to be lonely without him. I'll miss the way he "accidentally" runs into light posts and street signs everyday.
These flowers sure are beautiful but the walk back home on the black asphalt, uphill, is hot. Oh my goodness. After stripping down and laying on the bed under the ceiling fan (seriously), I pulled myself together and went to a presidency meeting (I just got a new calling as 1st counselor in the Primary!).
Soon it was time to pick up the kids from their half-day. You can guess how Conner feels about the end of the school year . . .
The other two were a little more solemn. Payton was a bit sad about leaving his friends, not knowing how much he'll see them next year. This 5th grade class of 150 kids will move to the middle school and become part of a 6th grade class of 600+. Quite a change from the safe, tight-knit, almost-like-family experience he has had the past year.
Anna was happy, but hot. In fact we were all hot. And sluggish. And a little bit grumpy.
So I whisked them off to Purple Penguin for a snowcone.
Ehhh, that didn't quite do the trick. So we made our way out to the pool.
Now this is what summer vacation is supposed to feel like.
The rainbow ribbon banner was a fun summery addition to the gazebo. (I made it last year for the last day of school)
Speaking of last year. I saw a photo of the kids on the last day of school in 2013 and just about had a heart attack. I cannot believe how much they have grown and changed!