Wow. You blink just a few times and another school year is over!!
My Hannah is now a SENIOR. Seriously? Can that be true? I can't help but shake my head as I type. She had some struggles in math/chemistry...but did really well other than that and got two varsity letters (Water Polo and Swim)
Hannah with two of her friends at their Varsity Swim team banquet.
Taryn finished the 7th grade as an honor roll student all three trimesters and is ranked #9 out of almost 400 7th graders. We are so proud of her drive and determination to do her best.
Taryn with two of her friends at a graduation party. They'v been friends since they were four years old.
Naomi was glad to take an end of the year gift for her teacher. We got a beach towel, drink tumbler and filled it with ice tea mix packets, sunblock and Subway gift card.
We attached a free printable card (found at Skip to my Lou Blog)
Mr. C was such a great teacher for Naomi.
She had a great first grade year.
This is Marco who will be 5 years old at the end of July. He starts Kindergarten in the fall. This mama may be just a wee bit emotional about that. *sigh* I know he will be a good student. He's so curious and hungry to learn about everything. He was a little stressed when we went to pick up the girls from their last day of school. He thought it meant that he was starting that day and he didn't know how to write all of his letters! I had to stop myself from laughing. He was so sincere and worried about it. You should have seen the relief on his face when I told him that he still had time to learn. =)
Our summer is already off to a great start. The two olders have enjoyed some time at the home of some friends, gone to the beach and have a water activity with the youth group and plans with their aunt and uncle for the weekend. The two youngers have spent some days at the park which has a splash area and wonderful playgrounds, "lake", etc. Today we spent the day at the park and had a picnic. Naomi wrote a list of what our day would be: Picnic/eat, go for a walk around the lake/explore, get wet, play in the playground and get wet some more. They completed the task. It was an awesome day.
I asked the kids what they'd like to do this summer and here are some of the things they mentioned - big and small.
- Go to the beach
- Go to San Francisco
- Visit Grandma (their Great-Grandmother) on the way to San Francisco.
- Go to an amusement park.
- Establish an exercise routine for all of us.
- Eat healthy and lose weight.
- Help Marco get ready for school.
- Have picnics
- Grill outdoors more often
- Go to Market Night as much as possible this summer (huge farmer's market)
We shall see how it goes! We are already on track!! How about you, my friend? What are your summer plans?