The school year has come to a screeching halt, the summer schedule is already double booked and finding time to breath is difficult, why is that I ask?
The Kammans, Greg and Des had us over for dinner, drinks and relaxation and it was a blast, so much so that first Annual Kamman/Murphy Cookoff has been scheduled for August more info as the date rushes up at us...
The last week of school was full of many goodbyes, graduations and in the middle of all that Grandma and Grandpa Hickey stopped by for a visit on their way to Michigan.
Kay was the student of the week for finals week and Grandma Hickey went to class to read a book and to help Kay show her adoption book. Kay of course had to stand in the middle of the book so no one else could see until one of the kindergartners said "move!" and she did and they all responded with a loud "thanks Kay!". She was very sad that she was leaving Mrs. Houston's room and had to bring several going away presents to Mrs. Houston. Kay told Mrs. Houston that she was going to bring a special gift to the picnic and we all were wondering why Mrs. Houston was sick and missed the picnic. I mean who does not think it adorable when a child brings her teacher gifts, all hand made out various used household items like paper towel, toilet paper rolls and chewing gum. Kay received full marks, a diploma and when we picked her up Mrs. Houston announced here is the next group of first graders!!!!
James had a fun filled packed last week of school and interestingly enough there was no homework, what is up with that? Just because it is the last week does mean in my book to teach the kids to slack off, that is for the high school years not in grade school mister... get out a book and start reading, don't give me that look or it will be no, .....sorry just trying to stay in good parenting shape. Jimmy has been looking forward to summer vacation and to becoming a second grader. The morning of the last day he got early to make Mrs.VanBatvia a thank you card which read" Dear Mrs. VanBatavia, thank you for teaching me a whole bunch of stuff. Hope you like your new class next year and I will miss you as my teacher. Maybe I can stop by and see you. Have a fun summer To: Mrs.VanBatavia From: Jimmy 9". It was totally his idea to do this, he's a sweet kid.
Then upon reaching the classroom on Friday he announced " Who's ready to party?!" and party they did. The first graders all got together at a local park for lunch, games and family time. The event was totally chaotic and at point I asked Jimmy " Hey Jim when do we get to eat lunch?" His response " When Mrs. Johnson blows her whistle" and sure enough a little while later a women who I presume to be Mrs. Johnson blows a whistle and all the kids stop what they are doing and run to the basketball court and sit down and then all the parents started to attack Mrs. Johnson because who in their right mind would not want that whistle!
Billy on the other hand has been on vacation since his announcement regarding spongebob ( see earlier post) and has been waiting for his sibs to catch up. He has been doing some art work and working on his channelling skills. He has successfully channeled Charlie Chaplin and recently tried to channel the gate keeper from the Wizard of Oz...
Bill will start gymnastics this summer and is looking forward to playing at the park and riding his bike
More summer loving to follow