Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer Vacation!

We have tried to be patient for our turn for summer vacation. All of the other schools around us got out 2 weeks ago, but since we have more time off during the year, we got out later. We have been excited for our summer to start. Although, Adam keeps reminding us he would love to go to school everyday of the year. 
 Adam and Tessa wrote Thank You notes for their teachers and instructors. I love seeing their handwriting. Considering they didn't know any cursive at the beginning of the school year, they have beautiful handwriting! Both of their teachers think so too!

 Our favorite "School is Out" photo. 
This school is so amazing. When I got to school to pick them up, I found the entire student body gathered out in the parking lot. I didn't know what was going on, so I rolled down my window to see if I could hear anything. Then I heard everyone singing the National Anthem as the Principle lowered the flag. What an amazing way to end the school year. 
As Adam and Tessa got in the car, one of their teachers (Mrs. Heaton) grabbed them and gave them a hug and told them how much she loved them and was going to miss them. It was so sweet to see. Then they both hopped in the car and my sweet Adam burst into tears. These kids know and feel a difference at this place. I am so grateful they are students here. It has truly blessed our family!
Yesterday evening, we kicked off our summer with a fun party with the Riley's. We made S'mores, played games, and had fun visiting. 

 The kids love the jumping pictures! 
 We had fun trying different kinds of s'mores. 

 It's so fun for Jodi and I to watch our kids play together. We never would have thought 15 years ago, when we became friends, that we would always be so close, As friends and neighbors (practically). But I am so glad that we are!!

 Caleb just wanted to crawl all over the yard. And eat rocks. 
 Adam and Tessa had excellent grades all year long. So Daddy and I thought that deserved something special. We surprised them with a fun lunch at Brick Oven. 
 The rest of our day was spent swimming and enjoying our first official day of summer. We need to get a smaller pool for Caleb. He was dying to play in the water with the big kids. 

 They were having so much fun swimming and playing with the water guns. We had neighbor kids peeking through the fence to see where all the happy noises were coming from. 

 Thankfully, I get to stay home with these crazies all summer and have fun and make memories. We have so many fun things planned. I am afraid this summer is going to fly by and we will run out of time. But, we are going to do our best and make the most of our time together.
Welcome Summer! We have been so excited to enjoy you!

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