Friday, July 6, 2012

Graduation and Summer Relaxation!

Hello folks!  Its me . . . the slacker half of the Bits and Bobs! 

What can I say . . . the last week of school was a blur and on the VERY last day of school I got sick, said goodbye to my kiddos, I checked out of my room, went home, and turned into "I'm-on-vacation-and-you-are-lucky-if-I-actually-get-dressed-today" Lindsay.  Its not pretty folks. NOT PRETTY. 

Soooo . . . lots to share from the past few weeks.  First off - my kidlets had a real "official' graduation with caps and diplomas and everything!  They were so darn cute!  I, on the other hand, was a mess.  I tend to be a  . . . how should I put it . . . basically, I'm a nervous sweater.  As in I get sweaty, not the cardigan sweater.  So with all the microphone talking, making sure my kidlets didin't fall off the back row of the risers, etc. etc. I was a sweaty mess.  And then we took pictures. 

I'm sure I looked greeeeeeeeeat!  ;)

Anyhow, here are some pictures from the last day that I remembered to snap:

All my kiddos got memory books as their goodbye gift from me.  They are a LOT of work, but the kids LOVE looking back at the photos of all we did over the year!

Hanging up for the occasion was our kinder graduation portraits in cap and gown (idea from Little Kinder Warriors).  They just turned out so darn cute!

On the kiddos' desks were all their graduation "goodies": a framed picture of them in their cap and gown, their memory book, and our completed America book.  (More to come on that in a later post, I promise!). 

Since school's been over, I have been in full-on stay-at-home-mommy mode . . . . I have been organizing closets and old clothes for storage.  (Check out Jack's super sweet loafers that no longer fit!)

I have been cleaning up after my little "helper" (whose new favorite game it to empty every drawer and basket in the house).

We can often be spotted cruising the neighborhood. In the convertible, of course!

We have also been swimming every chance we get, including Mommy and Me classes!  (Note: That is not mommy's hairy chest in photo below!)

And finally, I have been doing some fun Pinterific crafts around the house!  I made these cute lil pinwheels for the Fourth of July festivities . . .

. . . and also this half of a yarn-wrapped wreath. 


Yep, I waited until the night before the Fourth, and after a whole episode of The Bachelorette this was as far as I got!  Oh well, guess I will have it for next year!!

Well, thats about it for now!  Hope you are all rested, reading a good book and laying poolside with a margarita in your hand!  Or just rested. :)



Amber O. said...

It's so refreshing to catch a glimpse at the reality of some blog-stars! Thanks for the truth, Lindsay; not all of us have it "together" at every moment of every day! (I was beginning to think I was all alone...the internet can do that to you!) Your yarn wreath will be super cute next year, and it looks like you expended all your summer energy into those last few days with your students. Kudos!

Jessica Ann Stanford said...

I'm in love with this post :)


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Unknown said...

LOL! Your wreath reminded me of the Easter wreath that I started (the week before Easter) and haven't finished yet. It is sitting in my craft room just waiting for me to finish it. Obviously, I will have to wait to use it.

:) Ann

Lisa R. said...

It sounds like your summer vacation is off to a great start!! I love your graduation ideas. Everything looked amazing! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Unknown said...

I love slacker Lindsey! :)
I want to go through that pile of clothes too.
But then I would have to deal with even more in my closets...
The graduation pics are so cute.
Happy whatever day it is! yea!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the memory books you gave your students. What a special gift for them to always remember their kindergarten year!

Delighted in Second

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

We love the pj summer attire. If we could get a tan and get away with it, we'd be wearin them to the beach as well! Ahhhh...

Enjoy your sweet lil "helper" and cleaning up one pile just to turn around to another. Soon you'll be picking up his backpack and he's off to school {sniffle} Enjoy every moment!
~Christy & Tammy

Cupcake said...

That wreath is going to be fabulous!! Love all the graduation goodies!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Kristin said...

Those memory books are ADORABLE! And I can't wait to see the US Symbols book!
Jack is the cutest thing EVER.
I'm so glad you're in vacation mode and that the Bachelorette prevents you from being productive, too. It's nice to know I'm not alone!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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Unknown said...

The photo album are so cute; do u have the template saved that you can share? ;)

Unknown said...

what is the font you used for their names on the photo album cover?

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