There's nothing like spending your first day of summer vacation at the pool! We joined the Millington YMCA today for the summer. I love their outdoor pool because most of it only goes to 2 1/2 feet deep so Jillian can stand in it! Or sit:
In the deeper section, Ryan can jump in, practice a little swimming and go down the slide:
Sometimes I think it's funny how things that could be annoyances become excitement when you have young children.
I seem to remember reading something in a Robert Fulghum (All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten) book that encouraged you to "become a fan of wonder and awe." I have always looked for the little things that make life great and I LOVE sharing those things with my children now.
So how cool is it that one morning we look out front and get to see them tearing up our road?
So, here we are. Last day of kindergarten. It's a half day and I feel bad because I have a full day of teacher inservice so Ryan has to go to aftercare. But then we found out they were having a luau with inflatable water slides. Then he didn't mind too much.
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So, Ryan's program. Here's the 4 and 5 ker's doign their "Home on the Range" production. Ryan's in the middle of the front row on the stage with the red bandana around his neck:
Jillian got dressed up for it too:
Then it was off to the playgroundin Arlington for lunch and some play time. The swing was a big hit:
We gave the teachers their end of year gifts, one of which was a digital album. I think they liked it. I loved watching them look through it with the students!
One last picture with Mrs. Benedetti and Mrs. Wagner:
Wow! Apparently I have run out of space to upload pictures to my blog, so until I fgure that out, enjoy this video of Ryan's special part in the Spring Program: square dancing to Skip to my Lou. He is part of the third couple from the right.
Ryan had his last game of the season today. Scott got to coach and did a fabulous job! We're trying to decide what to do next year...step up to a more skills based team, or go with a team at Ryasn's school. I'm just glad he's still having fun with it!
Sometimes squeezing in little outings and moments of fun canbe the greatest parts of life. The week started with a messy donut after church:
While Ryan was at school one day, we "played" Sorry. She's knows the name of the game andlikes to move the pieces and hand out cards. Good for when it's me and her, not so good when Ryan and I are playing.
A littlw walk in the woods on Wednesday evening. Jillian hiked all of the 1.5 mile blue trail by herself!
Hunting (and finding!) tadpoles on Thursday evening:
Setting the table:
Discovering Tinkerbell. Now that she has the pj's and likes them, the wings that she wouldn't wear last Halloween are ok: