It’s hard to believe that June is more than half over. Yesterday was Lucy’s first official day of summer vacation and we’re already in summer mode over here. It usually takes me a few weeks before it starts to feel like summer break but this year it was immediate!
Lucy finished up elementary school and I have to admit that I’ve been so busy obsessing over Megan finishing high school that this didn’t hit me until she got out of the car on the last day. I still remember putting her on the kindergarten bus and all the emotions I was going through. This was pretty much the same.
The first thing we did was hit the library!
We celebrated with s’mores before bedtime.
we celebrated Megan
We’ve been living outside all week
We’ve hung out with grumpy toddlers
and silly teenagers
We found Beckett on the pottery barn website
and the cutest little super hero
Oh, summer!!!!!!!! We love you!!
I feel like we are in the thick of summer fun right now, even though we have another week of school left.
Lucy had her Last Blast on Thursday
I really like her group of friends. They all have pretty big personalities but they seem to compliment one another. Every once in a while you hear some arguing but mostly giggling. They point out when someone is doing or saying something wrong but not in a mean natured way. Almost adult like. They are also really good at complimenting each other and cheering each other on. It’s really FUN watching them all together.
Emma and Tess went to Iceland last week and it seemed strange to have my iPhone app look like this
She was REALLY far away!
Jon chaperoned Lucy’s canoe trip
This girl is way too cool to grocery shop
Saturday morning coffee and peaches with this boy
On Saturday we drove to Taunton where Megan received the Italian Club scholarship
When we left there we stopped to see Scott and Sean who were both in town for a christening.
After a long day Jon and I hung out with the kids and relaxed
Beckett has some water drops in his hair but I LOVE this big curl
Yesterday we took Lucy and Beck strawberry picking
And a few more random photos
Lucy got a chance to snuggle up sweet Sydney
And a few from Iceland even though Emma will end up putting these on her page
And even though it’s not a flattering picture of me I love it. I’ve had a baby on my hip for 22 years!!! It’s kinda my favorite thing
These two girls just landed in Iceland
I remember the day I got these pictures back from her preschool teacher. They brought me to tears (surprise, surprise). I also remember thinking that seeing her in her high school cap and gown would crush me. But, I didn’t have to worry about that for 14 years.
I’ve been dreading graduation for months. I’ve been through this before and I know that even though I’m still their mom and they’re still my “babies”, things just change. Of course the feelings don’t change, just the day to day activities that we’ve been doing forever. Like I said in Emma’s graduation post, it’s not a bad change just different.
I lasted without tears until this next part (SAME as Emma’s graduation)
So even though I got a little teary eyed I really am so excited for her!!
It was upside down and it made us laugh. She really is a very smart girl.
I am SO proud of her and I know that she will go on to do great things in life.
And I hope she knows that where ever life brings her, she will always have this support system who will love her and be there for her no matter what.
Happy Graduation Megan Mackenzie!!