(somehow we lost all of our pictures of this. We uploaded them to the computer and now they are no where to be found. Sadness. We'll have to get some from another family me thinks.)
Friday was Kyah's last day of First Grade. The year didn't seem to be going by fast enough in January, when I'd not only have to get her up and out in the morning, but also squeeze in shoveling the sidewalk all the way to the bus stop for her (I know no other parent does this, but I just can't stand the thought of her shoes and pant legs being all wet when she gets to school. I hated that as a child). But now, hearing her recite a poem during the "What we did in December" part of their class presentation that I swear she was learning only month or two ago... yeah, the year went fast.
left to right: Mary, Kyah, Hailee-- and I'm pretty sure the boy was in her class, but I don't know his name. He kind of snuck in the the picture before I realized it.Kyah has asked me several times throughout the year if she could walk home from school, but since it would likely take her upwards of half an hour, and she'd have to walk along busy roads the whole way, I've never made that an option. Until her last day of school. It became her first day to walk home from school. There is a new stand with Dippin' Dots located roughly halfway between our house and the school that Kyah has been wanting to try. So, I told her that we would come and meet her at the school (I drove to the stand and then walked with Ahsha and Isaac) and then walk back to the stand together and have a treat before driving the rest of the way home. She was so excited! I got a picture of her running out of the school (thankfully there weren't crowds of kids all around her so I could actually see her!), and we had a nice walk back, talking with one of her classmates (actually the same one I usually end up reading with when I come to volunteer) for most of the way.
After a couple of errands we rushed over to Coreen and Jon's to play Kinnect for the first time with Jon and Cade. The kids took a few minutes to get used to playing a game with out a remote in their hands, but by the end they were loving it! Ahsha was laughing like crazy and falling down with delight, and Isaac and Cade had fun playing together too.