Thursday, July 26, 2012

All good things must come to an end

So maybe we didn't create and conquer any summer goals, maybe at times I turned a blind eye when they went way over their allotted tv time, maybe we didn't do crafts every day and the few that we did do were complete pinterest failures, maybe we didn't complete a single one of the three reading programs we signed up for, maybe we didn't read a single chapter book and our goal was 5 and maybe I learned while playing Yahtzee that my kids have completely forgotten how to do math....but the good news is, we had one of the best summers ever. It's always a little sad to replace the swimsuits with polo shirts and nightly movies with homework, but change can be good too.  Jayden is in second grade, he got the teacher we were hoping for (Mrs. Johnston) and his best bud in his class, but unfortunately the girl of his dreams wasn't. All those Barbie bench presses for nothing.  Kylie is in 5th grade, which brings back waves of memories.  Mr. Dominguez, dancing to "Mame" in the 5th grade traveling show, fainting in the middle of class, perms, Trapper Keepers, scrunchies, LA Gears, neon everything and seriously coveting Tori Nelson's stonewashed jeans with the zipper and bows on the back. Kylie ended up getting the one teacher she did not want (Mrs. Pekara) but I am so proud of her for making the most of it and deciding that she was going to give her a chance and have a good year no matter what.  She is so mature and wise beyond her years, what a great example to me.  Hats off to an amazing summer and cheers to a great upcoming school year.

It was fun having Papa and {aunt} Jayci here to see them off to school.  They happened to be here on Kylie's first day of Kindergarten too.

Apparently Vans are so last year and Converse are the new thing.  Kylie claims high tops are in, but I'm taking her word on that because apparently I have no fashion sense when it comes to these kind of things.


Janessa said...

You have had an awesome summer. No guilt whatsoever!!! You guys lived it up. Math and reading are overrated. They'll get more then their fill of that stuff during the school year. Looks like things are off to a great start. I'm sure Jayden's big muscles and golden tan will catch the eye of some other cute girl. I am so impressed with that Kylie. Make sure she knows how proud I am of her!

Chelsea said...

always bittersweet, that is for sure. 5th grade was also my first year of what everyone named the "worst teacher" and I was on my very best behavior that year and still remember being slightly terrified but also liking Mrs. Larsen at the same time. They look so cute and yay for Kylie for deciding to make it a great year!