Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vacation Planning

Love looking over these pictures from our other road trips as we plan this years!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


I print out the list.

Bug spray, closed toe shoes, sunblock. They will take a swim test on their first day.

I keep reading and rereading all the instructions and checklists to make sure that I am prepared.

Except I am not.

Not prepared to let my sweet bunny go to camp for an entire week. She is ready (mostly) and I know it will be a good experience but the timing of it all deepens my unease.

She is beginning middle school and has matured so much in recent months. She is devastatingly beautiful with her long hair and long legs. Her head is filled with DIY's and famous internet cats. Her favorite things include "Starbies", her friends and her family. She is an extension of me. She can pick up where I leave off....with the house stuff and helping with her brothers. She can get lost in her books and be so introverted, while at the same time wanting sleepover after sleepover with her friends.

We say yes this summer.

Yes to her friends. She has made some great solid friendship and those girls will not be with her in middle school.

So we say yes.

Yes to camp.

Because I am not sure how long camp fires, silly songs and Girl Scouts will stay in her head.

I read through the list one more time.

Feeling like if I am prepared with water shoes and eating utensils, somehow this time will slow down.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summa Summa Time

We have transitioned from early morning and busy days to lazy days of summer very nicely:)

Friday, June 12, 2015

5th Grade Awards Ceremony

The twins had a beautiful end of the year awards ceremony. We pulled James out of school so he could watch too.

Straight 'A' Presidential Award:

'A and B' Presidential Awards

This was my favorite:) The Eagle Awards....all the kiddos who had attended the school from kindergarten through 5th grade. "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!"

The Battle of the Books Team:

Math Team:

Science Olympiads:

Student Council Officers:

So proud of these two:) It was surreal watching them receive all these awards. I would be lying if I said a math competition, battle of the books competition, two science projects, six science Olympiad teams and all other life responsibilities wasn't a lot for this mama. But it was sweet to see Stella and Thomas rewarded for their dedication to early mornings, after school and weekend work. The school may want to consider a taxi award for all the parents though;-)

Best 5th grade teachers ever!




And that is a wrap! Now we can unplug, check out and focus on our summer fun:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Soccer Wrap Up

Before school was over, we wrapped up our soccer seasons. James had a nice party and got a trophy!

James with Coach Leon. 

Go Super Cheetahs!

And Stella's UNDEFEATED team played in the playoffs and won:) These Blue Lightening girls are fierce! 

It was a great way to wrap up the season. 


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