Thursday, May 26, 2016

And that's a wrap!

The 2015/2016 school year is OVER! It went out with a bang, as usual. I have renamed this month Mayhem, as us moms are burning the candles on both ends running to the End of the Year celebration for Everything. But, the kids love it and it's over before you know it. 

Adelyn had her Year End Celebration on Wednesday May 18th. K-4 students were recognized at a sweet ceremony where teachers chose Christian character trait superlatives. Adelyn got "kindest". I thought that was most fitting for her. This girl was born empathetic. 
Afterwards, they had a water balloon toss followed by pizza and ice cream. 
Adelyn will miss Mrs. Gravitt! Good thing she goes to our church so we'll still see her :)

James's end of the year party was the next day. I was on the party planning committee and we went with a western theme. 
 One of the moms made EVERY single kid a horse (made from pool noodles, googly eyes, and ribbon). It was the cutest thing watching them race around with them!
 The class made a piƱata that week. After the candy scramble, they headed back to the room for hot dogs, trail mix, and cheese sticks. 

And of course, graduation cupcakes!

There was a cute little photo booth with pony sticks and cowboy hats

 Randy and I shared the room mom job this year. Randy is one of my dearest friends from college. We lived together our senior year and in Atlanta a few years after graduating. Since then, she's lived in Delaware, Spain, and then ended up 7 minutes down the road and our kids have been in the same class for the past two years. Her husband got a new job and they're moving to Florida in a few days. Anyone who knows this girl is beyond blessed with her friendship. I am going to miss her terribly!
I am NOT crafty, but I stole this idea off Pinterest. The teachers received this cash flower pot, a Scout bag, and a Corksicle tumbler (that Randy monogrammed). They were amazing teachers! 

Mrs. Pam and Mrs. Jeri seriously need to loop up with James for the rest of his life. They were a dynamic duo, and James has had the best year! We'll miss "Morning Jam with Mrs. Pam" and the countless hours Jeri spends creating the most amazing preschool life for her kids. They're the ultimate teachers for a 4 year old!

James had his Pre-K graduation that evening. A friend asked if I was sad about him graduating. I'm really not, as we'll be at this awesome school for another 2 years! James is doing Young 5's and then we have Kindergarten. I'm not sure if I can handle the carpool line for 2 more years.... the sacrifices we make for our kids. Of course we went to Dairy Queen afterwards with the rest of the county after their preschool graduations. 

On Friday, James got his green striped belt in karate! 
The graduation party was at the Dojo and they had bounce house and an obstacle course. James loves Mr. Koostra! :)
Bring on summer! We're in week 2 of swim team! Both kids are participating so it's 2 hours at the pool every day. 

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