Thursday, May 24, 2012

School’s Out For Summer…

Those final days of school before the beginning of summer break have got to be some of the best in the life of a child.  I mean, with the exception of Christmas and birthdays, you’d be hard pressed to find a better “feel good” day than that last day.  There’s nothing like the anticipation of late nights and lazy summer days and I was reminded of that on Tuesday, Addi’s final day of kindergarten.  At 3:15 p.m I watched as she glided off her bus, The 909, and I’m not sure her feet even touched the ground as she raced to freedom, toothless grin stretching ear to ear. 

A couple neighbors and I had a little “Welcome to Summer” party planned, complete with a banner (that tore in the wind), snacks, and lots of games.  Once again, my “real” camera got left behind, but I was able to get a few shots of the fun using my phone.  But first, let me share the obligatory last day of school shots for both Eli and Addi. 

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Waiting for Addi to get off the bus.

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In the interest of full disclosure: this is actually the 2nd to last day of school.  They celebrated all the summer birthdays, hence Addison’s crown.

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And here she is, our kindergarten graduate:

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(do you have any idea how strange it is to see your 6-year-old strike this pose with absolutely NO prompting?  weird.)

Ok, now on to the par-tay pics.

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And just because I think it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever, here’s a little video of one of the games.  Watch until the end to see Kaiah’s reaction.  Priceless.

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