School went ahead and wrapped up in the desert nice and early (May 19th). I'm mad about how early it gets out because that means we start way too early (August 3rd...ouch!) but that's a post for another day.
Today I'm just talking about those last few days because boy was there ever a bunch of hoopla surrounding "the end."
Yearbooks got passed out.
The traditional end-of-the-year "paper drop" went down at the high school:
That assessment is only from my incessant interviews with them as they trailed in and out of our house and is not based on any real facts.:)
My sweet friend brought Claire an awesome graduation gift. She brought one for Elle too but this one was extra special to Claire in the midst of all Elle's stuff.here) the day before the last day since she and Claire were both invited to friend breakfasts the last day. I think those pancakes started as a first day of school thing and morphed into a last day thing too...or maybe it was the other way around...but Lucy somehow figured we needed that tradition both days.
She's a girl after my own heart in the tradition category.
Lucy's friend started a donut-last-day-breakfast tradition last year.
Claire's friend started doing the same kind of tradition a couple years back.
Grace's friends didn't do a breakfast but one of her friends was waiting with a drink to get her through the day when I dropped her off for school so I'm pretty sure that counts as a breakfast too.
The seniors didn't have school on the last day since they had finished finals the day before and just had an early-morning graduation practice.
When they were done a few came over to whip up a big breakfast at our house. And those boys up there were laughing because Elle was so bugged her picture was still up from her graduation party.
Lucy came home after her party and had a friend over to keep on partying with...
By mid afternoon we were turning all our attention to graduation. More on that tomorrow, but for now, here was our "team" to save seats in the bleachers for the big ceremony there that night.
To be continued...