Happy-ish Friday! This is it, my friends. D-Day. The last day of school. No more pencils, no more books, no more free time…. hello crazy summer! I am ready though, I think. The kids are ready. We have loads of fun plans including a trip to Hershey Park with my good friend Julia, a trip to Atlanta to visit Kelly, and see Heidi and Kathleen, too; and of course we will visit Uncle Trav and soon to be Aunt Jill in Charlotte, then head to the beach for a fun time with Gram Pam. And there’s soccer camp, VBS, Trav and Jill’s wedding, oh and of course a few barn sales in there, and Sawyer’s birthday, too. Yes- a nice relaxing summer, indeed! So maybe relaxing is not the word to describe it… more like action packed and fun!
So friends, I am off this morning to hit some yard sales on my last free Friday morning. The kids get off the bus 2 hours early and we are meeting friends for celebratory ice cream and then headed to a pool party to kick off the summer right! Wish me luck!
So while I am enjoying my last moments of freedom, how about some fun instagram (cassie8978) pictures from the week, followed by the end of the year gifts we gave our teachers.
Proud of my boy! And isn’t he the cutest? I love this school picture of him.
Holy hair! It’s been…. 7 months. 7 months?!?! since I have had a hair cut. Yikes!!! I have just been trimming my own bangs in the meantime. I know some people like being pampered at the salon. Not me… I hate sitting still in that chair. I’m always thinking “Come on, can I jus get out of here?!” And I usually tell them not to worry about drying it so I can just leave!
I was so excited to win an awesome giveaway from my good friend Kristin at Bliss at Home! Here are my awesome goodies)!!!
The gnome has found a home in a plant near the kitchen sink, and I took the gift card immediately to Target to get the chucks I had been coveting, but not wanting to spend the money on. Jake thinks they make some fine walking shoes….
Pretty amazing, right?
Now, since it’s the last day of school, I thought I’d share with you the gifts we gave the teachers at the end of the year. We also created one for Emmy’s dance teacher. I purchased 3 small terracotta pots and saucers, and 2 lemon thyme plants and 1 pineapple mint. I let the kids select their own colors of paint from my craft closet, and paint their little hearts out….
We gave Emmy’s dance teacher the mint and attached a clay tag that read “You were ‘mint’ to dance!”
For each of their teachers, I wrote a sort of poem and made them each personal for the teacher….
Here are their pots together… My little patriot is an American history buff, so of couse he painted a flag on his. 🙂 I thought it was appropriate for his teacher as it suits him, and what he has learned this year.
This was a great way to not spend a ton of money, but still give a sweet and throughtful gift. I hope the teachers plant these in their gardens and remember my kids, years from now!