Summer is Here

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”
- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Tale of Two Cities
Well, we made it. The school year is over summer is upon us. In our house we now have a first grader and fourth grader.  I didn’t think I was old enough to have a fourth grader, yet here I am.
Both girls made honor roll for the year, and scored exceptionally well on their standardized testing this spring. I can brag, because they surely didn’t get their scholastics from me. Two years of private tutoring for the SAT’s and I finally managed to break 900. Roll tide! Hours of studying, starting days in advance, earned me a B+. Must be nice to have smarts come to you naturally. Now I have to see to it that the girls don’t waste it.
Seems like just yesterday, it was the first day of school.

First Day of Kindergarten and 3rd Grade

And now here we are. More confident, a little bit taller, and whole lot older.

Last Day of Kindergarten

Last Day of 3rd Grade
It’s hard to believe that in just two short years, B will be getting ready to enter middle school. Honestly, I can’t even wrap my head around it. Instead, I will enjoy today– having my ‘junior babysitter’ help with me Raynes, walk in the neighborhood with me, and talk about fashion and movies until the cows come home.

 I best make the most of each day, because in the blink of an eye, I know they will be in middle school and high school.  My, oh my.