Friday, May 17, 2013

A Day of Firsts and Lasts

Today was a day that has been filled with 'firsts' and 'lasts'.

Today is Andrew's last full day of "regular" high school.  Next week is filled with finals, half days, graduation practices, and, last but not least, prom!  He is happy to be coming to an end of high school...I find it all a little bittersweet!

Today was Luke's first day visiting the preschool class that he will attend next year!  He and I did a little circle time, heard a story about the Descent of the Holy Spirit, and made a Holy Spirit hat as a craft.  Luke was excited and quite antsy...he really wanted to just check out all the cool toys in the room!  But he did a good job listening and his teacher is really, really patient and great with energetic little boys!  (Good thing for us!)

Today Mike is taking his last final that will finish off his 2 years at community college.  He has done such a great job!  By next week we will know his final GPA...and if he was able to maintain his stellar 3.86 GPA that he has carried for the last year and a half!  Go Mike!:)

Today was Sarah's last history fair at St. Francis.  It was also a first....

Sarah won the Grand Prize for the highest score overall out of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades!  Her project was on D-Day and she had gotten pictures of my grandfather who was in the Navy and part of the D-Day attack.  He also let her borrow his metals and his Navy papers and the descriptions of the ship he was on.  Living history!  We are so proud of her!

Sarah with my Dad and Luke

On a lighter note...Kate picked her first flower today.  Well, it was a dandelion but I'm still counting it!

So sweet! 
 And a first for Luke...trying to eat a flower!  Yuck!  Really!
Thankfully he didn't enjoy it!

 Such a goober!