Sunday, June 13, 2010

School's out!

After Memorial Day weekend, I was so itchy for school to get out.  But we had another week and a half to go!  The kids finally finished on Thursday.  I was so excited.  My kids were not.  Brandon asked if he could go to summer school.  Whitney was so sad to say goodbye to her classmates and teachers.  Are they crazy???  I mean, I'm thrilled that they each had a fabulous year at school, but come on.

It's summer!!!! 

I'm ready to play. 

They both had great teachers this year.
Mrs. Fossett and Whit

Brandon with Ms. Richardson

And they had some really fun end-of-year celebrations
involving rubber chickens

and water balloons!

Brandon displayed this amazing talent
to turn his body concave to prevent balloon poppage.

To ease their mourning, I put together a little
end-of-year celebration of my own.
Put up posters.  Inside.
And out.

Shoved little treats and prizes into balloons.
And hid them around the house.

Then waited for the bus.
Does that look like the face of a boy 
who wants to go to summer school?
I think not.

They had fun popping their balloons..

Caroline somehow slept through the whole thing.

It was a fun start to what I hope will be a great summer.  Friday was our first day of being home all together.  I forgot how much refereeing I have to do between B and W.  Hopefully we'll get into our groove of being around each other all day and can have some fun.  I'm SO ready.


carmar76 said...

You are such a creative mom!! Love the balloon idea! : )

Ang said...

What a great idea for the last day of school! And isn't it nice not to worry about homework and getting people out the door at a certain hour? (It almost makes up for the noise and craziness when they're all home. Almost. :-).

Jayne said...

Yep. Ready. I'm already in the groove. Staying up late, sleeping in, forgetting which day of the week it is...

amy said...

A week and a half after Memorial Day? That's way too long.

Cute idea with the balloons and signs.

Natalie said...

You are such a fun mom.

Grandma Sweat said...

the picture of whitney and her teacher is really sweet. What a cute idea to celebrate the last day of school, too.

Those rubber bands on Brandon's arm - plus his necklace - he is one bedecked boy! I just read about the rubber bands in TIME magazine today - I'd never heard of them until I saw them on Brandon!

Welcome to summer 2010 - may it be a blast!
Grandma Sweat