Saturday, June 15, 2013


Last week was limbo week, school was out but there was nothing that was filling out daily schedule expect 1 hour from 5 to 6pm- swim practice. We couldn't leave town but we had some fun around town and with friends and cousins.
 Breakfast date with Jack at Starbucks, while Abby was at cheer camp.
 A trip the library to pick up a few books, including the required summer reading for 6th grade.
 Homemade croutons.
 Swim Practice.
An intense evening of Connect 4.
 Trip to the Scholastic Warehouse Sale and the eye doctor with a friend.
More trips to "Super" Walmart than I care to count.
Another Swim Practice 
 Requested cuddle time with these two.
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My new happy place. 
Cheers! How moms survive a day at the water park.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

This has been a hard year of adjustments for the kids at home, but both kids had amazing teachers to help guide them through the school year with a few minor hiccups.

The night before the last day of school, I told Abby that she could sleep in in the morning because it didn't matter if she was tardy. She looked at me horrified and said "I can't be late! Tomorrow is the most important day to be on time!" Bewildered I asked her why. Her response was priceless "Mom, I want to be able to spend as much time with Mrs. Logan as I can." As I repeated this to Mrs. Logan the next day tears came to both of our eyes. Abby is convinced that it would just be better if she stayed in the second grade forever. **PLEASE!**

I had a million thank yous for Jack's teacher too. She has been so good to Jack, she helped him remain focused, to earn Honor Roll, to achieve 2nd place in the 5th grade Science Fair, she taught him important lessons on responsibility and self-control. When I thanked her she hugged me and said "he had a really good year, he is a very smart boy, I enjoyed having both of you in my class." I am not sure how any parent gets through that without shedding a tear or two.

I am so grateful for their school. A place that is safe, where they have friends, where they face defeats and victories, and where they learn.