My friend Erica and I took our kids to Super Soccer Stars at the library on Thursday. There was a little kids class for Miranda and her little Kacy at 11, and then there was a soccer class for the big kids James and Kyle at 12. We also had James's and Kyle's friend Nick with us, and Kyle's cousin Gabe and they got a chance to play too. Fun times!
Selfie of everyone
Miranda playing soccer
Kids taking a snack break outside
Big kids playing soccer
Miranda, James, Kyle, Nick, Gabe, and Kyle (busy right now)
Isabela Josephine is here! Her parents, Michele and Brandon, and her two brothers, Miles and Izaac, are calling her Ela Jo. She's a lucky little baby as she gets a huge fabulous family that lives in the same area. Congratulations! I have to start planning my trip to Richmond!
James is done with Kindergarten! He's so little and basically perfect right now that I would totally stop time if I could (except that Miranda is a threenager so I definitely wouldn't stop time). The Kindergarten Move-Up Ceremony was Monday, and they split the class into two to minimize the craziness, so we really only saw half the class "moving up." They mostly sang a bunch of really funny pop song covers but with new lyrics about entering first grade.
Entering the cafetorium
The principal greeting us
Everybody is ready to sing; James is chatting with some girl he just met.
All the Kindergarteners
Afterward, we went back to the classroom to give Mr. J a gift from the class. It included a big art project from the kids and gift cards to every conceivable thing in our town.
Mr. J seeing his gift
Handprints from all the kids.
Me with my little graduate and little photo bomb
Tuesday, we had some early summer relaxing with his friends Kyle and Nicholas.
Swimming at Kyle's
Thursday was the real last day- a half day. We out him on the bus in the morning, and picked him in the afternoon to leave for Cape Cod.
First and Last Day of Kindergarten
Goodbye kiss from Miranda
Last Kindergarten bus ride
I asked him about his Kindergarten classes, to get a sense of what his little life was like. The things I knew were that he got on the bus every morning at 8:54 a.m., and school started 9:45. He also had a snack every day at 10:30 and his lunch at 1:30, followed by a brief recess. He got on the bus at 3:15, and after a long time waiting to get on the bus at the end of the day, he'd get home at 4:20-4:30 p.m.
He told me that: "Mondays is music in the morning, Tuesdays is art in the afternoon, Wednesday is gym in the morning, Thursday is computer class in the morning and library in the afternoon, Friday is gym in the morning, and on the bus you could sit in the back even if you aren't a 1st grader yet.
My favorite thing is gym because I get to run around a lot. Computer was my second favorite, my third favorite was art, and my last favorite was music."
Class of 2029! (Adult size shirt to wear when he's 18.)