There was pet day, where I was signed up to bring our guinea pigs to Mary's class. Of course, because they went to Mary's class, they just had to go to Sam's class too. So, I spent Tuesday afternoon carrying around the guinea pigs, William and Luke. Aside from William ripping off all of the name tag's of the kids' desks, in Mary's class, and dumping piles of organized color coated strings or yarn on the floor, in Sam's class. I would say it was a success! The baby guinea pigs were "humanized" very quickly that day.
And then there was Mary's class play. They have been practicing for months now. William decided to chase the car down the road, bawling, as I attempted to leave he and Luke with the babysitter. It broke my heart to see his big, tear stained face, and his little chubby legs running as fast as they could down the road, in the rear view mirror. So, William came to the play as well.
Mary was a narrator for the play, and did a fantastic job! I was shocked to see Mary reading all of those lines, loud and clear, without a hint of shyness or nervousness. The play was adorable. It was called "The Stinky Cheese Man, and other silly fairy tales."
After the play, as I was on my way out, the teacher informed us parents that we had been signed up to eat lunch with the kids. uuuhhh, ok.
So, William and I followed Mary to the lunch room. William loved every single food item he ate, and he announced it to the entire lunch room every time he took a bite. It was hilarious! As for Mary and I, lets just say that I can now completely understand why Mary prefers cold lunch most days. Wow! It was fun to spend the afternoon with Mary, celebrating her year in 2nd grade. I am so impressed with the school. I feel so blessed that my children get to go to such an amazing school.
The next day was Kindergarten graduation for Sam. Ben was able to attend this with me, along with Willaim and Luke. Let me just say that kindergarten graduation is another one of those things that are not for the hormonally challenged! I seriously bit my lip through the whole thing, in order not to just burst out bawling about every 10 minutes. It didn't help when Mrs. Lloyd read, "oh The Places You'll Go."
The program was adorable!! They did sign language to the entire song of "I'm Proud To Be An American." They sang the song as well. The sang some other cute songs, and then received awards. Sam's award was for being the most friendly.
To me, that was by far, the best award my child could get. I love to hear that my kids are being nice, kind and friendly to others. I try to hard to teach them this. I was extremely proud of Sam! He, as well as Mary, was blessed with a phenomenal teacher. I really hope William will get her when he begins kindergarten.
Sam participated in the whole program, and looked so cute, and so little and so grown up, all at the same time. Love my Sammy boy!
The next day was Mary's last day of school. They played games all day, and also received awards. Mary got the "best speaker in front of a crowd" award. If you had told me just 3 months ago that Mary would get an award like this, I would have laughed my head off. She has come a LONG way, and I am so proud of her. She really adjusted to our move here quickly, and just took off. She made a bunch of friends, and embraced her new school full steam ahead. I am so proud of her!
I am very proud of Mary and Sam. They came in as the new kids on the block, and still found a way to bloom and flourish where they were planted. They had wonderful teachers and go to an awesome school. They ended the school year with happy hearts and smiling faces.
And her we are now....it's officially Summer!!!!