All three of the older kids had a great year this past year and I am so proud of the little people they are becoming. They have each grown and changed so much but they are better and more fun each and every day. I love to see the personalities that are developing and how they interact with their friends. Having so many siblings has made them very social and compassionate kids and I am grateful for that.
We are excited to begin a new summer that we can fill with adventures and days at the pool but we never want to forget the great year we've ended. Below are pictures from the various end-of-year activities, including celebrations of summer birthdays and field day. Thanks to everyone who made this an amazing year for the most important people in my life!!!
A very merry unbirthday to Tate!
uh, Ms. Tracey I somehow lost your card between our house and the school, but don't worry your Target gift card is safe
Abbie and the infamous Brooke Blakeney (please take note of the spectacular clip-on earrings of Ruby's that Abbie felt the need to wear to her last day, oh, and the Darth Vader ring from Greg's birthday cupcakes)
Abbie's crew. I guess I hadn't realized that there are "it girls" in a class of 4 and 5 year olds. Abbie's teacher assured me that there are. (Again, something to note. Greg is the devilishly handsome almost five year old behind Reagan. I can't tell you how much we had to hear about Greg this year. Justin is glad that Greg will be attending another elementary school.)
The whole gang (minus Bracken) in an impromptu picture when another mom insisted on playing photographer. I will choose to be happy that we will have this memory, even if the picture leaves much to be desired. I would have liked a do-over.
Dad's golf day at kindergarten, the day after Memorial Day. Justin let Bracken be the photographer so this is the only picture with someone I recognized in it.
Bracken at breakfast on the last day of school. It has just occurred to him that he will not be seeing his friends everyday this summer.
Bracken's teacher is moving so she decided to get rid of her college-aged daughter's beanie babies by giving them to her class. Thanks Ms. Leicht, everyone knows how much I love stuffed animals. Bracken has taken "Snuffy" everywhere for the past three weeks.
the last kindergarten drop-off...until Abbie next year...and Tate the year after that...and, you get the picture
a busy morning painting at mom camp while Bracken was at his last day, their last day was the previous Friday
Ruby woke up and seemed unwilling to shed the Tinkerbell nightgown and since it's summer she didn't have to
Summer here we come!!!!