What a crazy, busy week. This week marks the end of another school year for the boys. Evan is now a pro at school and is anxiously awaiting to start Kindergarten in the fall. And I'm just glad we got Carter through his first year. ;-)
This week has flown by with having to get everything done in preparation for the last day of school. But now that it is over, Jeremy and I are heading out of town for the weekend. Just the two of us. I'm pretty sure once we get on the road today, the emotion of another school year will hit me. I am proud to say that I kept it together pretty well yesterday. I almost lost it when I was speaking to Evan's teacher, who he's had for 2 years now, and she got choked up about saying goodbye to the kids she's had for the 2 years. I know she truly cared for Evan and I am so blessed that she has been apart of his life, and Carter get's her next year which is exciting. Later in the evening last night, as I was cleaning up around the house, I opened an envelope from Evan's school bag addressed to us and it was a hand written note from the same teacher expressing what a joy and blessing it was to have Evan in her class. I admit, I got teary eyed then immediately put the note in our keepsake box that we have for the boys.
As I said earlier, we are just happy that Carter made it to the end. He is such a silly kid. Almost every morning before school he informed us he didn't want to go to school. And almost every afternoon he informed me that he "loved school today". I think he just hates having to get up and at it in the mornings. He has blossomed into a little kid this year. His teachers really focused on friendship this year and it has been fun watching him make new friends and remembering EVERYONE'S names whether they are school friends or "friends" he makes at the park. Everyone is a friend of Carter's. Carter's teachers have been saying for the last couple of weeks how much they are going to miss his sweet, smiling face in the mornings.
At the ice cream social yesterday, Carter was flirting with a classmate by making funny faces at her. She giggled and cupped her hand over her mouth. Then asked him to do it again. And even asked him to make a silly face at her mom. This continued for several minutes while we were in line to get our ice cream. Then some of the other kids asked him to make silly faces too. He definitely loves the attention and although he is sweet and sensitive, he loves being the class clown. I am in trouble with this one!
Needless to say, the boys are definitely ready for summer break. They ran through the house yesterday morning screaming and celebrating the last day of school.
Then Carter asked, "Can we go to the pool tomorrow?"
I had to inform them we had another week before the pool opened.
And Evan said, "that's okay, all our friends can come over tomorrow."
Then, once again I had to be the bearer of bad news and informed them that all their friends were still in school for another week or two.
"Mom, that stinks I would rather be in school then too!"
Tell me about it kid! Although I am looking forward to the relaxed summer schedule, I am not looking forward to entertaining them for the next week or so until the pool opens and friends can join us!