Monday, June 10, 2013

And 7th Grade Comes to a Close

Seventh grade was both the longest and shortest school year we've experienced thus far. On one hand, we ran from one activity to another and the days became a serious blur. On the other, it was a big transition. And a rough one. For all involved.

So when Midway Mania - aka field day on steroids - came around, the girl was definitely ready to have some fun in the sun with her friends. 

And, yes, I understand it does not look that way from the pics but trust was had by all.

At that point, we began counting down the days until the last day of school. But, of course, we had to study and take finals first. Because after spending two solid weeks doing nothing but having fun and watching movies at school, the kids should immediately fall back into full on study mode, right?

Clearly I have some thoughts about this particular subject. :-)

This beautiful girl has grown in so many different ways since the first day of school when she was in her "British phase."

And on her last day of school, I celebrated with her because she fought tooth and nail to get through this year. She's such an awesome, funny, phenomenal teenager. For which I can take very little credit but am soooooo grateful for.

After running around like a mad woman trying to get a giant to do list tackled before noon, I picked up these precious girls and headed to Wing Stop where we had celebratory wings. And then I realized they were, indeed, 8th graders.

Silly 8th graders.

And also pretty amazing ones.

We spent the rest of the afternoon getting ready to head out of town for a few days so we could start the summer right with Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Good times ahead, y'all!