Today is the girls’ last day of first and second grade!
At Harlo’s end of year program, as she beamed at me from the front row, standing up to accept her achievement award, I couldn’t keep the tears from falling. She is such a good girl. I am so grateful for her, and for the great example she is to the others. She is truly golden. The whole program melted my heart, and made it well worth the sore arm I had from lugging around my 30 lb baby for an hour (stroller wasn’t in the back of my car like I had thought!)… let’s not even talk about the wandering, fit-throwing threenager I was dealing with, too. Yikes! I’m sure I looked like a real hot mess there without my husband to help, but alas, my heart was just as full as my hands.
It has been a fantastic year for both of our girls. We are feeling all the bittersweet feelings as this year comes to a close. I for one, love summer and having all my children at home during the days. I feel like I can finally breathe! But they have both had such good teachers, and we will miss them dearly! Harlo has been dreading the last day for weeks now. She has loved every single day of second grade and being in Mrs. Scott’s class. For Harlo especially, we have seen her blossom this year. It is amazing to me how impactful these teachers can be.
Stella also has made the sweetest connection with her teacher, Mrs. Boshard. She especially loves Mrs. Boshard’s hair and is always asking me if I can curl her bangs the way Mrs. Boshard does. ha! I love that girl so much. Each time I see Mrs. B, she is always telling me how much she adores having Stella in her class. As a mama, there is just really not much more you can hope for with kids in school. Sending them off for hours of their precious days with teachers that love them as their own. We have had that with Mrs. B and I am so grateful! We feel like we hit the teacher lottery this year, and I’m hoping next year can live up!
Happy LAST DAY to my precious big girls. Tomorrow you are ALL MINE for the summer and I couldn’t be happier!! :D