Notes and gifts were bought and written for teachers.
The traditional end-of-the-year “paper drop” went down at the high school:
…and all those kids up there are putting on smiles to cover up that most of their hearts were breaking that it was all over. Some were ready, most were anxiously excited for what lies ahead, but even with the excitement, they were so dang sad to split up and spread out over the world. (And they really are spreading out everywhere with so many mission calls that will be taking them all over creation).
That assessment is only from my incessant interviews with them as they trailed in and out of our house and is not based on any real facts.:)
I got invited (by my 6th grader) to come to the traditional 6th grade barbecue at the school.
Lucy wanted to be sure we made our traditional last-day-of-school “rainbow pancakes” (here) the day before the last day since she and Claire were both invited to friend breakfasts the last day. I think those pancakes started as a first day of school thing and morphed into a last day thing too…or maybe it was the other way around…but Lucy somehow figured we needed that tradition both days.
She’s a girl after my own heart in the tradition category.
Real-deal last day.
Lucy’s friend started a donut-last-day-breakfast tradition last year.
There we go, here they are after that darn picture was taken down. You happy about that Elle” ? 🙂
I got to go to Lucy’s last-day party for a little bit with her darling teacher we adore.
Lucy’s friend put on a neighborhood giant slip-and-slide after school.
Have I mentioned Lucy’s friends make me tear up sometimes? They are just so nice to her and it makes my heart swell so much, especially lately.
I didn’t spend much time over there with the Lucy group because Grace invited a whole slew of kids over to our house to swim.
Wish I had a picture of all of them playing volleyball and eating and swimming because that girl knows how to throw a party.
My friend sent me that above picture at her house after school…Claire’s is the yellow one. Man alive there are a lot of kids around here I tell you!
Two different groups of graduating girls…Lucy looks super excited to be the class of 2025 don’t you think?
By mid afternoon we were turning all our attention to graduation. More on that tomorrow, but for now, here was our “team” to save seats in the bleachers for the big ceremony there that night.
We were laughing so hard as we worked our tails off to save enough rows for our families (and friends families too).
Because you gotta have a good seat to watch your child graduate from high school, right?
To be continued…