Friday, May 28, 2010

The Season for Snow Cones

It was the first official day of SUMMER VACATION today. All children slept in until 8. I can get used to this.......
We've been/will continue to be busy with various sporting events of our choosing. Ethan and Mitch are doing baseball, Ike is doing track, Hub is going to take over swim teaching duties (I'll let you know how this experiment goes by the end of the summer) and the little girls are along for the ride. Good thing Noelle is good at picking up new friends at the baseball field, or we'd have some really long nights.

As a bonus here are a few recent photos to be entitled Things I Love.
Kid Picnic Table----who cares if you spill your milk or get crumbs everywhere?? Not me! Bring on the ants----better outside than in, any day of the week!





Kindergarten Graduation---Easily the most superfluous event of all. I don't remember anybody getting very excited when I graduated from this grade, and there's no way my mom brought me flowers and balloons like I witnessed some moms doing.  Fun anyway to see the little ones dressed up and hopefully they'll be that excited to wear graduation caps in 12 more years.

Spontaneous Dancing in the backyard--Need I say more?


Last Day of School Blues-- This was seriously the fastest school year for me. Mitch will not miss 2nd grade, but Ike had a great year with a teacher who focused on art and PE and reading--everything he loves. So I kindof think his 'sad' face is genuine. (though he'd never admit  it!)

8 comments:

hOLLIANN said...

I think that me and Ike's teacher will get along just fine...no make that VERY fine :) And we thought of you guys at the Lego store...we even have a special gift. Of course we won't give it to you for at least four years, because that is how the Gardner family rolls :)

T said...

Our kindergarten "graduation" was very laid back... thank goodness it's our last!!!

T Daley said...

I am glad your summer is off to such a great start... ours doesn't start for two more weeks!

So feel free to post up all of the fun things you do, and all of your great ideas, so I can copy :)

The Allreds said...

yay to summer break - hope it's great for all of you! I wish chores could go out the door just like we get a break from school stuff!!!

stephanie said...

I couldn't agree more on the fastest year. I am still in shock that the school year is over.

So Leon is teaching swim Lessons?

cold cocoa said...

At Is' graduation the principal said that there were two major events of one's life: high school graduation and kindergarten graduation. I couldn't help but chuckle. Really? Kindi? I don't even think they started graduating kindergarteners until dads started coming to stuff...

LC said...

You have some seriously nice artwork on your wall (behind Ike's "sad" face)
I love summer! Great idea with the eating outside. we'll have to do that.

Matt and Cristina said...

I love summer!! Bring on the snow cones. I have seen your kids eating on their outdoor picnic table and thought what a great idea! I may have to copycat you someday if Hannah ever learns to eat solid food.