Guess what I'm avoiding right now. Besides sleep, that is. Go ahead: guess.
Making a grocery list.
Did you guess it? It's swiftly becoming critical that I perform this task, since someone is having a birthday soon, and because a bunch of someones couldn't get their act together, the someone who is having a birthday decided to have a party. And invite 5 of his friends. To spend the night. Day after tomorrow. I think they're gonna be hungry at some point. *sigh*
So, instead of making my list, I'm bringing you the long-awaited part 2 to the End of School year saga (click here if you missed part 1).
For AKD, it wasn't just the end of the school year: it was the end of elementary school. It blows my mind that my baby will be 11 in just a few days and is off to middle school in just a few short weeks.
But first, we "celebrated learning," whatever that means, followed by a picnic lunch and a "fun activity," which turned out to be various Minute to Win It challenges. A bit chaotic, but I think the kids had a good time.
In the couple of weeks before the last day of school, AKD and his class participated in the district-wide field day, took a field trip to the zoo on the hottest day of the year (well, hottest up until that point--we've got that beat now), and hosted a poetry coffee house (and I solidified my standing as not-mother-of-the-year by not getting pictures of any of these activities).
AKD, Sawblock, and Grandpa Blue headed off for a fishing trip as soon as school was dismissed. Here's a couple of my favorite pics from their trip: