This morning, we took pictures on the porch, reminiscent of the ones we did on the first day of school. I think Bria was even wearing pretty much the same outfit.
So, if First Day of School Pictures are my favorite things ever, Last Day of School Pictures are not far behind. Where First Day pictures are full of anticipation and trepidation, Last Day pictures are of total excitement and relief.
Bria, on her last day of being a fourth grader.
I can't believe she only has one more year of Elementary School. I am so not ready for this.
Chloe, on her last day of being a first grader.
She has grown so much this school year.
If you're wondering what the green bags are about, those are the gifts for their teachers. I actually made them a month ago when Sophia finished up with preschool and they've been sitting and waiting to go for today. (I just realized while uploading the pictures that I forgot to have the girls sign them, darn it!) The bags are filled with a variety of mint/chocolate candies, and I got the poem and idea at this website.
I always take a picture of them with their teacher on the last day of school, too. We were blessed to have really good teachers this year. Especially Chloe. Every time I told anyone who Chloe's teacher was, I was told she is the best teacher in the entire school. And I really believe she probably is.
Bria and Mrs. J:
Chloe and Mrs: G:
We have lots of fun planned for the next few days: Tomorrow will be pure laziness and dinner with friends, Joel and his rock band (yeah, he's a rock star on the side) are playing in the city's Art & Music Festival downtown on Saturday, and then Bria and I are going to leave to go on a three-day trip down to Mackinac Island with the Girl Scouts.
Then we'll settle into our summer schedules. I've got lots of things planned and I really can't wait.
Welcome to Summer!