School is officially out.
And my loving relationship with that season is blooming. Thanks for the encouragement in my little funk last week before that last school bell signaled our freedom (back HERE). Life is oh so good, but I am always on a journey of seeking out balance here in my little pocket of the desert. Sometimes I like to share that because know most of us are in the same boat, no matter where we live or what we are doing. Life is all about adjusting and living to the fullest in any circumstance we find ourselves in.
Ok, so on to the last day of school.
Lucy made sure we did our traditional rainbow pancakes.
My little girl is growing up :)
Here they are before Elle took off:
We were so on-the-ball (very rare around here) that we actually caught the bus to school for the first time since we moved. Lu was pretty happy about that.
So proud of our little Gracie Jam.
After that I was scrambling from one school to the next...talking to counselors at the high school, taking little "thank yous" around to the people who have helped us out so much this school year, picking up Grace and her friends for my favorite of all favorite things:
(That is sarcasm in case you didn't catch it...I can't stand those drinks (HERE), but I sure love the kids and it was the last day of school so, you know, I'm a softie.
I caught Claire and Lucy's class parties the day before...
Claire had this teacher when she was in first grade too. Boy we are thankful to her!
We did the party hosting for Grace's friends after school.
Honestly she played chess for like three hours (I just taught the kids to play chess last week...they are fascinated with it).
Because boy oh boy, I like them :)