from today until august 25th (i think), my kids and i will be celebrating summer! yes, that bittersweet end-of-school time of year is again upon us, bringing both the sadness of leaving another age behind as well as the excitement of summer and achievements to come.
yesterday was the potluck celebration at s's pre-k. the kids all wore their elaborate hand made "thinking caps" and sang some silly songs. each got an award certificate. hers reads: "certificate of achievement to s for recognition of outstanding achievement in playing pretend puppy at preschool 2005-2006 school year." makes a mama proud knowing that her daughter can act like a dog BETTER than at least 20 other children. brings a tear to the eye.
h-man jumped off the bus yesterday, so proud of his getup that he forgot to grab his bag & jacket. for winning the reading contest in his class, he got the COOL "reading star" shirt (there are already plans underway to wear it for the first day of second grade), a pair of ultra-eighties sunglasses on a cord, and a certificate SIGNED BY THE PRINCIPAL. it doesn't get much cooler than that.
today when he gets off the bus after an early dismissal, we'll have a little happy dance celebrating days of sun, pool, beach, and sleeping in past 6:15. life IS good.