Thursday, June 23, 2011
Another school year over...
They're not so little anymore.
They're now officially sixth graders.
Ready to 'rule the school.'
Big, little man-children.
Love these long, lasting friendships for my kids... as a parent who consciously chose to stay in one place and keep the kids in the same school, this is the fruit of that decision.
Who is now in high school.
Who attended an event last week that the school calls the "Eighth Grade Social" and all the girls call the "Eighth Grade Formal."
I surprised her and made arrangements for our friend Monica to come over to curl her hair before school... the 'formal' took place in the afternoon instead of classes.
We bought her dress months ago - off a clearance rack at Macy's... it fit her perfectly and was SO cute.
Thankful for her successful journey through junior high - drama free for the most part and full of great friends. It's a big jump for our kids when they move from elementary to junior high... going from a class of about 60 kids to about 350... lots of potential for conflict and of course, the ever present option of choosing the 'wrong' friends.
She did good, though. Expanded her group of friends with some pretty amazing kids.
So happy for her. And proud.