Wednesday, June 10, 2015

End Of The School Year Happenings

School let out for our kids last Friday but some good stuff happened in the weeks leading up to that. 


There was the band/orchestra concert

Ann with her BFF Aubrey
 There was the chorus concert...
 ....and there was the 5th grade "Early Rock N' Roll" Concert.

*Mary's last two weeks of school included 2 amusement park trips, a Broadway show (Wicked) with the 8th grade band and orchestra, field day, a district wide 8th grade track meet, and recognition for her academic achievement at a special award ceremony. 

Mary and Alianna...Lamp of Learning winners!
There is no graduation ceremony for the 8th graders at her school, but it's official....she's off to high school.

*Tommy's 5th grade class had their Colonial Days symposium...
 ....and end of the year picnic.

 *Matthew's class performed a Reader's Theater....Jack and the Beanstalk.  They also read an original piece.  Billy had a half day of school and was able to come with me.

* The last day of school, waiting for the bus.  This was the last time these 3 will be together waiting for the elementary school bus.  Tommy is off to middle school next year.

Mary and Claire, our neighbor, home from middle school.

Last ones home....with Tony, our beloved bus driver.

 It didn't take long for the signs of summer to start appearing.

*We are still finishing up our baseball season. 

Waiting for milkshakes

With all of that end of year fun, I'm not sure how to make summer measure up.

But we'll try.


  1. Happy Summer to your sweet family!!!!!
    Congrats on a great school year too!!

  2. Enjoy the summer guys. This is the best time of your lives...Love, Uncle Bob

  3. Sounds like lots of fun!!

  4. Lots going on with school. Went left school and went straight to swimming lessons at is killing me! I look forward to days of going no where. Congrats to your kiddos. My 14 also starts high school next year and I have a 5th grade boy going into 6th! I am making him do math worksheets this summer....makes him mad. He says, "It's summer!" Still gotta learn!

  5. Wow! What a great "note" to end the year on! :)

    Congrats to Mary on her award. Very impressive!

    And I would LOVE to see Wicked someday!

  6. Oh, summer! Everybody happy!

  7. Hi Kathleen! Love the photo of your 'big boy' with your 'little boy' at school. They both look so happy!
    End of the school year, and so many things to celebrate and look forward to. But let's have some summer now. Some lazy mornings, swimming and ice cream. Sounds like heaven, doesn't it?