Saturday, May 22, 2010

School -is-out-for summer, thank you Alice Cooper

Will that song ever go out of style? I think not. People for many generations to come will sing that song on the last day of school.

Me, I'm doubly grateful. No more "having" to get up early. I'll still probably get up at the same time I always do but now I'll have the quiet mornings all to myself. No more yelling at the kids to get ready to go. No more worrying about Nathaniel's homework...which brings me to... THE BOY GOT ALL A's & B's on his final report card. Julianne did as well ~ but then she always does. Nathaniel, on the other hand pulled an F at midterm up to a B! How awesome is that. He feels so much better about himself. We do make sure to tell Julianne how proud we are of her grades as well. Now if I could just get her to stop yelling at us!

DSC08844Teacher/staff gifts have been made and given. Hit a small glitch this year cause Julianne wanted me to make her teacher a "Wizard of Oz" Screen bag which I did ~ but yesterday morning she remembered (I forgot too) that we gave her teacher a screen bag at Christmas. That plus the fact that I hadn't gotten the chance to finish the "Betty Boop" screen bag I was making for the front office clerk had me come up with a something else.  Guess I'll put it in my Etsy shop.
DSC08850Plan "B" turned out to be coasters & gift cards. The two staff gals got the summer watermelon coasters and Julianne's teacher got the Oz coasters. I did wrap them up in pretty ribbons and such so they looked a bit better. Problem solved.

Nate and Sadie both got their summer hair cuts...DSC08843IMG_0381

IMG_0389Last night was the end of the year softball game. The 4 local elementary schools (teachers) play each other at the big stadium (where the Washington Nationals play their Spring games). Our team played at 7:15 but we always go for the first game too because the school they used to go to plays then and they get to see their friends from that school.

It was actually a great game. We "almost" won. The final score was 11 to 12 which is amazing since NO ONE has ever beaten the team we played. As a matter of fact, no one else will even switch to play them. Our teachers made some fantastic plays. You can tell they've really been practicing. They looked great out there.
The kids always have a great time. We barely see them during the game. They travel in packs and every once in a while we see them walk by. The only time they acknowledge us is to ask for money to buy something (drinks, peanuts, icecream)... but it's okay. We get to enjoy the game that way. Of course I was selling foam fingers again! Last time, I swear cause as of today I am no longer on the executive board for the PTO and I'm telling you ~ It feels great! No obligations on my plate! I'll still volunteer when I have the time but I got pretty burned out this last couple of years. Go me!
In any case... summer is here. We have a cruise planned (Counting the days till that) and we will spend some time up in Jacksonville with Jen, Jeremy & the baby and I'm sure they'll spend some time here as well. My Bestest friend, MaryAnn and one of her daughters plan on coming down for a visit. Mostly I'll be hanging out in my pool and just chillaxing (is that still a word?)

To sum it all up: Today is the first day of the rest of my summer!


Jackie K. said...

Doesn't it feel good to be done?
I'm counting down the days myself! Slightly less than 2 weeks to go. Phewph. Next year is middle school...yikes!

Miss Healthypants said...

Yay for summer! :) I hope you have lots of fun relaxing & spending time with family (especially that new grandbaby!) and friends. :)