It seems like this school year went by so fast, here I was so worried about having Dallas go to all day Kindergarten, and now it's over, and we both want it back! I'm so happy that we had such a successful year, and that both Dallas and Hallie were happy with their teachers and classmates. Dallas' school even had a little graduation ceremony for the kids, and somehow Dallas knew to expect a graduation present. Who knew kindergartners graduated, I don't think I got a graduation ceremony or present when I finished Kindergarten, but was happy to get to go see him "graduate." I was feeling emotional about it before it started, but made it through without crying until they showed a slide show and played sappy country music in the background with the singer crooning "let them be little." And that is about how I feel right now. I told Dallas to stop growing and not to expect a birthday this year because I want to keep him five forever. Somehow I know that won't happen, but I wish I could press pause on life sometimes.
Hallie seems to want to grow up on me too, and also had a little promotion ceremony for preschool. She overheard her brother talking about presents and expected one too. So I got them both workbooks for the summer and called them presents, and they seemed to be excited about them. Anything with stickers seems to make them happy at this point. I enjoyed Hallie's preschool that we created with some friends, but I think next year I'll let someone else be the teacher. I decided I'm not entirely cut out for preschool.
Dallas also had his final soccer game of the season a week ago, and scored two goals. I felt a little sorry for the other team, the final score was 7-0. But what can I say, we had a good team and the pink bubblegum girls were easily defeated by the killer bees. I thought the cupcakes from his soccer party were cute, but I did not make them.
And Dallas' class also had a field day their last week of school, I went and watched my little muscle guy tear it up on the field. He loved every minute of it, and is sad to be separated from his friends for the summer.
I also thought I'd put up a few crafts I've done lately. I somehow got put officially on the Homemaking committee as the "poster girl." I didn't know they have official poster girls, but I think they created it so I could officially make the homemaking posters. We're having a pajama party (they told me they got the idea from my 30th birthday party) so this is what I came up with. I thought they were cute. And I donated this bag to a charity raffle for a fundraiser. Everyone really liked it, I think I need to work more with appliques, but they are a little complicated, this one is a little rough, but I just pretended it was supposed to be that way. And this little princess bag was a gift for Stephanie's little Ellie. Stephanie said she likes it so much she sleeps with it at night, I feel that way about my bags too! And for Ellie's brothers, Blake and Brady, I made some baseball blankets. They sleep with them too, but they are probably more comfortable than the bag! But unfortunately my crafts are all sitting on the back burner right now and I'm focusing on my house. Right now my kitchen is torn up, and who knew your whole life could revolve around a torn up kitchen. So if I seem a little distant from the blog world that is why. We are replacing counter tops and appliances in the hopes that someone will want to buy our home. Yes, I think we're moving. More on that to come...