We are winding up to wind down with school around here.
At about this time each year I get cabin fever.
I get so excited for summer I can hardly stand it.
It's the time of year that there is a commitment every other minute...a party here, an awards ceremony there, recitals galore, campaign running (more on that later)...this is when schools cram it all in.
It's all exciting and exhausting, and it makes me long for taking that deep breath of release to welcome my favorite time of year: when that last school bell rings.
I feel tired for all the administrators at the schools because boy howdy, they knock themselves out with all the end-of-school events.
Grace got a special award from the Mayor for her outstanding trustworthiness:
Claire got chosen for her art to be put in the art show.
They make a big deal about this and display the art at a local store for all the parents and friends to cram in and take a look at (and to sell more stuff at the store I'm sure :). Amidst the other hoopla going on this year unfortunately we didn't make it. It made my heart sink, especially when I found Claire's masterpiece on the garage floor having been run over by a few bikes. Claire was still pleased as punch to take a picture with the poor mangled thing:Elle got inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society:
So did this guy:
But he was too "above" going to the ceremony since he'll have a chance to be in the "real" honor society when he starts HIGH SCHOOL next year. Oh boy that's killing me.
Grace got an award for academic night for her grades:
We are proud of her.
We're so thankful for her teacher too...Claire has been enamored sitting in audiences.
(Lucy has been left home with babysitters.)
We stayed up all night for a few poster projects:
Elle dropped her violin one more time and smashed it in preparation for her concert tonight :(
And we're trying our best to eek out the remainder of any life left in school shoes 'til it's bare feet and non-stop flip-flops.Oh yes, summer can't come soon enough!