June 23, 2014

Schools Out for Summer!

We are officially in summer vacation.  It is hard to believe that another school year has gone by.  I'm going to be honest, not having to set my alarm is pretty awesome.  After a super busy "kick of to summer vacation" this weekend the boys even slept in a little this morning.

The last week of school was also pretty busy with parties, popcorn making for the entire school, and success nights.  Evan's celebrations were up first since his last day was on Monday June 16th.  His class had an outdoor ice cream party and the parents were invited to come and hang out.  We found out a the week before school got out that Evan's teacher would not be returning next school.  She also taught Shaun last year.  I am sure that Evan will no doubt wrap his new teacher around his finger as he does with almost every grown up he encounters.

Evan and his teacher Ms. Anne
Last Day of (his first year at) Preschool
On Tuesday night, Shaun had his Kindergarten success night.  We had Omi come up to watch David and Evan so that we could take just Shaun out and so we could celebrate just him.  We did the same thing for David when he had his Kindergarten success night.  First we headed to the school to watch the different classes preform a couple songs they had learned during the year.  Shaun's class sang about an apple tree.

Mrs. McKenna's morning and afternoon sections of Kindergarten preform their song
After the mini-concert we headed to Shaun's classroom where we got to see his portfolio.  He showed us some of the stories he had written and his alphabet and number books.
Shaun's portfolio
And no success night would be complete without a special dinner with Mom and Dad.  Shaun's original choice was Wendy's but since we had some time we were able to convince him to choose a different place.  His number one favorite restaurant is El Rodeo.  He LOVES their chips and salsa!
Chips and Salsa all for Shaun!
Me and my "almost" First Grader!
Shaun and Daddy!
On Wednesday June 18th, it was David's turn to have his success night.  It was bitter sweet for me since he will no longer be a student at the Mill Brook.  Next year he'll attend Broken Ground for grades 3-5.  We dropped Shaun and Evan off at a friends and headed to get some Chinese food (David's choice!) for dinner before heading over to see all his work.

David and Dad!
Me and my "almost" Third Grader!
David's Success Night feast!
After dinner we headed over to the school to check out his work.  He had some of his art work on display and his favorite journal entries.

Welcome to Success Night!
Dave's portfolio!
David and his teacher Mrs. Moore!
Last time at Mill Brook - I might have cried, but I have two more still there!
And that brings us to June 19th, the last day of school.  The year seemed to fly by.  It was a pretty low key day and of course Shaun was bouncing off the walls.  Even on the last day of school he was asked to take a couple breaks.  I'm thankful for the teacher he had this year, she knew just how to work with his spirit without crushing it.

Last time being picked up, next year he'll ride the bus to and from school.
Shaun's awesome teacher (David had her too, I wonder if we'll go 3 for 3!)
Last Day of Kindergarten!
Last Day of 2nd Grade!
Even though it's totally cliche to say, my babies are growing up so fast!  Just look at the side by side of the first and last days.


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