Drew “graduates” from Pre-K today (I may or may not shed a tear this morning and I never thought I would be like that) and yesterday marked the last day of preschool for both kids, which means it is officially summer in our world! Moving from San Antonio, and living in the south for 10 years prior to our move to Kansas, we enjoyed very mild winters. This winter in Kansas was a long one for us, so bring on the warm temps, later bedtimes, vacations, summer wardrobe, and dirty little feet!
We worked on our summer list this week. It never really changes much, but my kids love doing it. This year, we utilized our chalk wall, and we certainly have no excuses to ever be bored!
We have room to grow a little bit as the kids keep coming up with more ideas every day. They wanted to autograph the bottom too.
I’ve never really been big on buying my kids lots of “things”. Truthfully, I am the mom that if Drew asks for something in February, I tell him to put it on his birthday list (his birthday is in August)! They have actually started saving their own money to buy things they really want (mean, mean mom, right??)!! I do, however, love to give the gift of experiences, and summer is really a great time to do this.
We never really get to everything on the list in any given summer, but this is a good blueprint to work from. I’ve said this many times, but ages 4 and 5 have been my absolute favorite stage/age, so I’m sure this will be such a fun summer!
Before it’s officially summer, Drew has to graduate this morning. On to half-day kindergarten in the fall and he could not be more ready or excited! That short haircut makes him look way too old, I can’t handle it!
This little lady will be moving on to Pre-K next year, and luckily gets to have her brother home in the afternoons to play. Because they are close in age, I know she is a bit jealous that Drew gets to go to “big school” next year. Why do kids want to rush it, and parents want to stop time in its tracks?
Drew took off his shoes and t-shirt last night and spontaneously ran through the sprinkler with a neighbor at 7:30pm. He was in heaven. Welcome to summer. xoxo
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