The past couple of weeks have been busy with music programs, award ceremonies, and end of the year parties. Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks as Caleb wrapped up his time as a Kindergartener.
"Babes on Broadway": A Kindergarten Musical
Caleb receiving his "I completed Kindergarten" certificate. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his teacher. She is fantastic.
My soon-to-be-first-grader and I.
Yesterday was the end of the year party and both boys got to enjoy a snow cone.
And both boys made sure to suck up every last drop.
For fun, let's see how much Caleb has changed this school year.
Other than losing a couple of top teeth, I don't see a huge difference between the beginning of the school year and the end. Spiky hair is the same. Glasses are the same. Adorable face is the same. Awesomeness is the same. His rockstar status is the same. I don't know, maybe he does look a little bit more mature now. He definitely looks like he is ready to take on first grade!
Okay, now this next picture is going to make it appear like I am very creative, crafty, and just plain awesome. None of that is true (well, except for the awesome part- I am pretty awesome). Anyway, I stumbled upon the Mod Podge Rocks! website (did you even know there is an entire website designated to all the wonderful and creative things you can do with Modge Podge!?) I found this pendant idea and I thought it would make a cute gift for Caleb's teacher. I used the school logo and it came out pretty cute. And, wait for it, I even made this cute little gift box! Again, this has nothing to do with me being creative, I got the idea from someone who is actually creative and crafty.
A couple of weeks ago the realization that summer was upon us nearly knocked the breath out of me. I had a brief panic attack. Both boys. Home. All day. Yikes, what's a mom to do! I spent hours searching the web for simple, easy, and most importantly, cheap things to with my boys over the summer. I found a ton of great ideas but I wanted a way to organize it all. Caleb and Benjamin have always enjoyed our Advent Calendar that we do every December and I thought it would be fun to do something similar for the summer time. Lucky for me, a creative mom out there came up with this:
I did the paper version, but she also has another one for those of you that like to sew. It is hard to tell from this picture but each cone is a little pocket that you can slip a piece of paper in. I've typed up a bunch of different activities and crafts for the boys and I to do over the summer and each morning they will be able to pull the paper out of the cone to see what the activity is for that day. So cute right? Wish I had thought of it myself but thankful that I didn't have to because some other awesome mom did most of the work for me! I'll share some of our activities here on the blog with links so you can do them with your kiddos if you want.