*Kate’s recital – After some recital-day-jitters, Kate ended up blowing us away with her performance and afterwards settled on her future career: “I’m going to be a prima-ballerina!” She’s got some natural ability and a fresh sense of passion.
*Boosterthon Fun Run and Field Day with Avery’s class – Avery, still in cast, was only able to participate minimally. But rather than let it get her down, she decided to be the best cheerleader/water fetcher the world has ever known. Complete with signs that read, “I knew you could do it!”, she cheered her friends on like a champ.
*Camp Learn-a-Lot - Mom's last volunteering time at Stanley and Avery's wrap up to the school year was Camp Learn-a-Lot. We camped out in the pet rock room and Kate (in an owl beanie despite the heat) even got her own pet rock.
*Kate’s last day at school – One more year at St. Peter’s for this girl, who grew in leaps and bounds this year. Her confidence and assertiveness have really taken off.
*Girl Scouts - Avery bridged with her troop from Daisy to Brownie. We'll wait to see if we stay in Girl Scouts next year, but she certainly would be in a new troop so this was a good time to say goodbye. We also celebrated the end of the year with her troop at a Build a Bear party. Sister Reese tagged along and rearranged the store repeatedly while Avery enjoyed her party.
*Reese’s last Little Gym class – She did it the same way she did all of the other classes: she owned what she wanted to own and didn’t do the parts she didn’t feel like doing.
*Avery’s celebration of learning and last day of school – During her Celebration of Learning, Avery earned the “Creativity Award” for “being so creative – sometimes more than I can even follow,” as her teacher put it. And on the last day at her old school, Avery came across the street as a walker for the very last time, tears in her eyes. She gets it – saying goodbye to her school and her classmates was not easy for her tender heart.