Friday, June 9, 2017

Last day of 3rd grade

This year has been a learning experience for us all, Celia is growing up and entering into that tween stage.  We have to give her some independence but still deal with the fact that she is a little girl.  Anyone that questions that their 9 year old is still a little girl needs to eyeball a 16 year old.  They are still little.

But Celia has grown in all areas, she is so much taller and she has matured.  She is compassionate and bright.  This year she gained more independence in doing school work on her own.  For the 2nd half of the year I felt as if I barely had to deal with her school work, she just did it.  Of course 3rd grade did have to throw in a big project during the last weeks of school.  Don't they know we limp to the finish line???  

First day

Last day

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last day of Kindergarten

It has been quite a year but looking back I can't really say Audrey has changed and to be honest that is awesome.  I was worried that the push for academics would crush her spirit a little.  Audrey is still Audrey.  Eventually she will have to settle into the fact that school is for learning and not for playing.  Maybe it is because I work with preschoolers but I am 100% okay with the fact that at age 6, Audrey feels that the number one priority in life is to have fun.  Actually maybe that should be her philosophy for life.

I originally thought that after a few weeks her shyness would wear off, it took until May...  But as her teacher put it "she is all out now".  As of the beginning May Audrey was showing her true personality at school, her sense of humor, and her free spirit.  Maybe we will hit that in April next year???

First day

Last day

She grew of course this year but nothing dramatic, but she has slimmed out a ton.

So Hello summer!!  Bring on the pool, the swim meets, trips, visiting with cousins and the beach.
Audrey has been asking me since December when we are going to the beach.  We have it marked on her calendar now but clearly that is her goal for the summer.