It's official. Summer is here because school got out today. And that means my baby is now a big kid. No more Kindergarten - she's a FIRST grader. My nose wrinkled as I wrote that. Can it be true?
She has her Kindergarten diploma and she received her reading and good citizenship awards. She also brought home this gem. It's a self-portrait from the first day of Kindergarten.
Then here's a self-portrait from the last day. Can you believe the improvement? I actually got tears in my eyes when I saw it. She has learned so much and changed in so many ways.
Katie and the neighbor kids got off the bus today and I had a surprise waiting for them: a banner to welcome them to summer! They got to run through it like the tape at a race finish line.
Then we shared juice and cookies to celebrate the start of summer.
Of course, it doesn't mean we're in for a "real" summer. All the kids on our street are going to summer school this year and it starts in one week. It's more like a summer camp at school, so I don't feel too bad for them. And, hey! It's free. So why WOULDN'T I send Katie? Man, I love our school district!