I really want to blog about Arizona, and since I like to do things chronologically whenever possible, I have to play catch-up with some iPhone photos first.
Sarah’s induction into the National Honor Society – truly this is the weirdest event I have ever attended at our school.
The summer list is up and ready! (Some items are already crossed off!!)
In 5th grade there’s a “Penny Book” project where the kids write about each year of their lives. It’s meant to be reflective, as well as writing practice, but it turns into a bit of “which mom scrapbooks the best” – though I think that has lessened some since Sarah went through 5th grade. This year I took a WAAAAAAY backseat to this project (like, I was in the back of the Greyhound bus backseat) and simply provided Becca with paper, a binder, page protectors, and some journaling cards. She went through photo albums and took notes, picked out which pictures she wanted, located all the pennies to represent each year, and put the entire thing together. It turned out great and I was so proud of both of us for our work and lack of work.
Had the neighbors over for a Memorial Day barbeque – our kids have so much fun together!
Stacy & I at our Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea – here’s what I wrote on Facebook as an announcement about my new job:
For the past four years, I have had the privilege & joy of working with this great lady as an aide in her Kindergarten classroom. I have learned so much and loved pretty much every minute. We have worked hard, laughed a lot, and become good friends. Because of her example and willingness to share her teaching talents, I am ready and excited to have my very own classroom again after 17 years! Next year I will teach as her colleague, with my very own class of Kindergarteners on MWF!
I don’t even know…they’re wet. Presumably from a sprinkler since it hasn’t rained in who knows how long…
Elise had a piano recital and she played beautifully! (Video coming eventually…)
With her teacher, Mrs. Vos.
My poor girl who was sick on the last day of third grade!
Becca and her wonderful 5th grade teachers!
I think Bethany got left out of the blog post about Elise’s birthday party. She filled ALL the water balloons for me!
Graduation 2015 – Congratulations, Holly! Love you!
Cross-Country girls! Congratulations Julia, Brianna, & McKenzie! Love you, too!
Before we left for Arizona, we gave Elise one of her gifts – a travel pillow! She’d been begging for one and she did like having it on the plane!
Ed & I walk almost every evening and just before we left for Arizona, we saw this on our walk – I was struck by how the bugs were so lit up by the setting sun.
And I think next will be Arizona!!!