Friday, May 26, 2023

End of the School Year Favorites

Happy first Friday of Summer!  My crew finished up a great school year on Wednesday.  Olive was sad to see the year end  and Fletcher said he was ready for a break!  It's been a good week packed with all of our favorite things.

The best parts:

1 // Last Day of 4th Grade, 1st Grade and Age 3


Last day of 4th grade.  Olive became a better writer, reader, presenter and friend this year. She is organized and responsible. Choir was a highlight and the tears on her sign because she’s sad the school year is coming to an end.

Last day of 1st grade.  Fletcher is reading! He became a better reader, a better writer and math comes easy for him. He said he can’t wait for summer break because 1st grade was SO much work. Bring on the FUN for Fletcher.
Last day home solo with mom.  Age 3 is A LOT. A lot of big feelings, a lot of independence, a lot of bike rides, a lot of library books, a lot of opinions, a lot of snuggles and a lot snacks. Leo is learning so many new things every day. Toddlers are exciting and exhausting.

2 // Teacher Treats

I sent in boxes of cookie bites for the teachers on the last day!  They turned out so cute.

3 // Charcuterie Dinner Board

We love having this dinner on repeat in the Summer time.  It's the perfect way to use up all those last bits of food in your fridge and pantry.  My family loves something hot on the board like breadsticks for dinner.

4 // Last bits of fun at school

There was a school wide pizza party, extra recess, games, activities and so much fun for all the kids this week.  Olive's class got to do an egg drop where they had to invent a contraption to keep an egg safe.  They called in the local fire department to come with their ladder truck and drop the eggs.  Olive's device worked perfectly at home, but couldn't hand that big drop at school.

No more car line for this guy until August!

The 4th graders got to scrap book pages of their favorite 4th grade memories.  We sent in pictures and the teachers printed pictures.  Olive's teachers went above and beyond to finish the year strong.  She's really sad to be done with school for the year.

Egg drop container full of ballons and a parachute on top.  It seemed so promising, but she decided it was probably too heavy.

Design your own paper air plane and see which one flies the farthest.  They had a blast even though Olive's didn't win any awards.  She's been making paper airplanes all week long.

5 // Crumbl Cookie Delivery

Kevin loves Crumbl Cookies and loves to surprise us with them.  He picked out 6 different cookies for us to try and share.  We loved most of them.

6 // Egg-citing news!

We have more eggs in our nest!  It's a robin again and we are trying to decide if our last mama bird has returned for another round of babies or if that is even possible.  We need to do some more robin research.  We've got one egg so far and are hoping for 3 or 4 like last time.

7 // Biker Dude

This guy loves to go on bike rides.  He pulls over and waves at every single person he sees, pedals as fast as his little legs will allow and he's fearless.  The only way to keep up with him is to bike with him and be his body guard.

8 // Ruggable Update

I finally got around to washing my kitchen runner Ruggable rug this week.  I'd been spot cleaning it since I got it and decided it was time to give it a good wash.  I washed it once on my regular wash settings and it didn't look quite as clean as I hoped it would.  I washed it again on a heavy wash setting with a generous scoop of Oxyclean.  It came out sparkling!!  I'm shocked that it looks brand new again.  I am so so impressed.  Next time I wash it, I am just going to do the heavy wash with Oxyclean and skip the regular wash.

9 // Great Grandma turns 85

Kevin's sweet grandma turned 85 this week so we gathered a good crowd at a local pizza place to celebrate with her.  We had a great time and were so happy to shower her with love.

We all love Grandma Sharon dearly.  She's smart, sharp and resilient.  It's been a hard year for her dealing with the loss of her husband, lots of unexpected home repairs, health concerns and more.  But she is taking life a day at a time and figuring it all out.  She's learning new things and doing hard things.  We're so proud of her and lucky to love her.

10 // Backyard fun

Fletcher is working hard on learning how to roller blade.  Thankfully Kevin is super sporty and good at all things like that so he's a great teacher.

11 // Topher Time

I didn't have the heart to tell Topher that the kids are back home again full time.  He looks forward to his quiet peaceful afternoons so much.  Sweet old man turns 14 this Summer and somehow just keeps getting sweeter with age.

12 // Jordan Bakery Box

I launched a new cookie for Summer - Chocolate Chip Cookie bites - they're so cute!!  And I was busy with Memorial Day cookie orders for the weekend.

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend honoring all of the men and women who have died while serving the great USA.  We are so thankful for their service and sacrifice.  We will be celebrating Olive turning 10 all weekend with family, grilling, watching the Indy 500, putting out all the American flags and enjoying the beautiful weather.

I'm going to be kicking off my Summer 3 day a week blogging schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday in June.  I have lots of fun things to share with you, but I want to make sure that I'm soaking in all the fun with my family home this Summer.

See you back here on Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful end to the school year, we still have a few weeks left. You must be so proud of your children, it sounds like they are doing so well. Those look like lovely treats for the teachers. How kind.


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