Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Last day of 2nd grade

Today was a bit bittersweet for me. As much as I'm looking forward to summer vacation, it's sad to think that Melanie's second grade year is over already. I loved second grade. I think it was my favorite year in school. . .and it just seemed to fly by for Melanie.

She had a few party invitations and we ended up first at her friend and neighbor, Lillyan's house. They had pizza and snacks (as you can see below, Kylie surrounded herself with chips) before swimming in the pool, then games in the front yard. Everyone had a blast. . .I think Lillyan's parents had just as much fun running and tackling as the rest of the kids.

We left there and headed to Melanie's friend, Sydney's house. Sydney lives on a pond and the kids all had fun jumping off the dock and swimming off the little beach. Then they spent about an hour just playing on the hammock and then it was time for the hot tub! I didn't think I was going to get them out. They looked WAY too comfortable.

Home for a quick bite to eat, change clothes and then a trip to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. They both made pledges to read 30 minutes a day 5 days a week for 8 weeks! That's a big commitment! I should have had Kylie sign a summer no thumb sucking pledge!
Melanie has a great teacher assignment for the 3rd grade, but she found out that NONE of her close friends have the same teacher. She has a few casual friends in the class, so it will give her a chance to get to know those girls better. She's bummed though! She was hoping for at least one of her best friends to be with her!

1 comment:

Amy Young said...

I wish someone would make the adults pledge to read 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks!