Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A visit with Grandpa Verne

I have tried to do this post three times now, and I am really frustrated with blogger deleting all my hard work! So here is a teaser photo from our visit with Grandpa Verne. If blogger feels like allowing me to post tomorrow, I will try to re-do the post. Again.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Last Day of School

The last day of school actually occured back in mid May. Schools are on such a strange schedule in Arizona. Anyway, they had a moveup ceremony in the cafeteria for all the kids, with a special part for next year's kindergartners.
Sareny waiting with her class for the other grades to get there.
One last picture with Sareny's 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Randall.
Then the students stood up by grade and the principal led them in a pledge about being the best 2nd grader they could be. I thought it was a good idea.
Then they led in the little preschool age children, who had been waiting in the library. You can just see part of Isaac in this picture--he is wearing tan shorts and a light blue polo shirt.
It was pretty loud, and a several of the kids covered their ears.
When the principal had the little kids say their pledge, he held the microphone up to a different kid for each part and they got to say that part just themself. Isaac was absolutely adorable. Possibly because he doesn't say all of his letters yet, or possibly because he got kind of embarrassed when he heard his voice on the loudspeaker and danced around in a circle, or possibly because he is just so darn cute, all the adults kind of chuckled at him when he said his part. He did a great job. I think he had to say, "to work hard." 
Then they played some music for all the kids to dance around to.
I think it was actually bittersweet for Sareny. She had been looking forward to the last day of school for so long and had told me that she wouldn't be at all sad to see it go. But then when it was finally here, she realized she wouldn't get to see her teacher every day anymore, and that is what made her feel a little sad.

On another note, I don't think Isaac is actually going to be a kindergartner next year after all. He has a summer birthday and doesn't seem ready to me, so we are going to let him have a year of preschool before we send him to kindergarten. It has been a long, difficult decision for us, but ultimately, I think it is in his best interest to grow and mature a little bit more before starting school.