Wednesday, June 9, 2010

it's that time of the year!

I think Will is saying 'whoo hoo' as he celebrates school being out for the Summer...of course with a cartwheel! I have a big smile on my face as I remember (well) that deliriously wonderful feeling of what it was like to have the entire Summer ahead.

Will has come SO far this year and will not be in Early Childhood preschool next year. In his teacher's own words, 'It's been an absolute joy to watch him grow and change. Emotionally, he's matured greatly.' She feels he's no longer a candidate for this type of classroom and would like to see him challenged a bit more academically, and believes he's up for it(and we heartily agree!) This Fall he'll start in a local preschool that emphasizes Math and Music(2 subjects that he demonstrates a gift in), he'll still receive Speech and Occupational therapy through our district and they'll come to his school. Will is a popular guy who has many friends and his teachers adore him, he's the kind of child you meet and never forget(in a wonderful way). This is bittersweet for me because we've grown to love his teachers, classroom aides and Speech and OT who have done so much for our little boy. It truly does take a village to raise a child.
And miss Grace will be a second grader, I can hardly believe it! Grace is the type of child that loves everything about school very much, and doesn't want it to be over for the Summer. She has exploded with her reading and loves it(just like her mamma), learned to tell time, count money, writes many stories and has a gift for art in my opinion. She'll continue with a reading program this Summer to keep her skills going strong.

(Grace's hat, zebra flower and pink and black pettiskirt came from Kimberley's, Sophia Jane Boutique)
As for our Summer, we'll have some lazy unscheduled days which we need. Grace will continue swimming and is starting a ballet/tap class. We have VBS starting in 2 weeks, trips to Chicago to get together with friends, and birthdays and a family vacation in early August to the beach. At the beginning of every Summer I think we have so much time ahead and then it flies by. But for now we're ready to relax and enjoy every single moment, and I hope you do too! :)

17 kind words:

redmaryjanes said...

Wonderful post! Love all of the photos. Thank you so much for supporting my little boutique :) Your children are just beautiful.

Love Letters To China said...

We are finally in the home stretch for summer vacation too. Liam finished today and Natalie has one last half day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the slower pace that comes with summer. I just would love to sleep in for at least 5 minutes and not have to constantly push the kids to get ready for school. ;-)

Your children look like they are already enjoying their summer. So happy to hear how well Will is doing in school. Exciting times ahead for your little guy! Grace looks absolutely adorable, as always, in her sweet petti and hat. I might have to check out that website... just don't tell my hubby!

Can't wait to read all about your adventures this summer... they all sound fantastic!

Jboo said...

Beautiful photos! What a great school year both Grace and Will have had! Their smiles are so contagious! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful summer!


Missy said...

Woo Hoo to school being out most definitely!!! :) I love your descriptions of Will and Grace and how they are as students. I know they are amazing kids and too cute to boot!!! Enjoy your summer!

fleur de lis cottage said...

Enjoy those unscheduled days. Love, love the texture of the blue porch Grace is sitting on. Perfect!

Karen said...

Hip hip hooray for school being out! Looks like the celebrating is only starting- enjoy the gift of summer days and nights!

(LOVE these photos, btw)

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Enjoy your summer with your beautiful children!!! It sounds like you have a fun one planned!

Karli said...

Oh my goodness, your pictures are beautiful! I got lost looking at so many lovely pictures there for awhile. :-) Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog too. :-)

kerri said...

YA, enjoy every second, we are not in the Summer mode until the 28th, can't wait.
Great photos Gail!

Terri said...

Sounds like you'll have a wonderful summer and busy summer! You'll have lots to blog about! YAY!

Love the nail polish on grace and her whole outfit is super cute!

I tried to get Abbie into speech therapy and her tested at our university in town. They told me I haveto wait two years of her being home to qualify for the program! Boo! I may get her tested somewhere else. She's very smart in all areas but still struggling with her speech. She kinda talk what we say "Spanglish" (Spanish and English mixed) but lately it's just jibberish.

Courtney said...

Great pictures. Glad to hear that Will is doing so well. I teach second grade and you will be amazed at how much Grace continues to grow and expand her skills next year. Beware Mom- this is the year they really start to grow up. Enjoy summer vacation with your two cuties!

Kim said...

Your kids are just adorable. It sounds like you have a wonderful summer in store, enjoy!

Kim said...

Great post.
LOVE the photos..
Grace's outfit is BEAUTIFUL.. and she is BREATHTAKING..
Will is soooo cute..
Love it.
Have a great week..

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Have a wonderful summer with those beautiful kids of yours!


Robin said...

YEAH ... school is out! Sounds like you have a very busy summer planned. So happy to hear how great Will is doing & I can't wait to see more pictures of Grace this summer with dance classes :)

Beautiful pictures!

Steffie B. said...

DArling images....we have a fun summer schedule planned too....enjoy pretty lady! ;)


Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Hard to believe we have been out almost a month already!!

Love these pics Gail!!! Your daughters outfit is so fun!!!

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