Sunday, June 26, 2016

That's a Wrap!

Another school year is coming to a close, and third grade is done and dusted. We teachers work an extra week after the kids go, but that still means vacation for Sojo. And, as she is getting more and more independent, that means she can stay home by herself instead of coming to work with us as she normally does.



It was the best year ever for her, and she has a renewed spark for learning. Her teacher was so good at celebrating everyone and making them feel wonderful and capable. Sojo, not often a gushy kid, wrote her teacher a letter that said: "Thanks for accepting me for who I am." Truly, at the end of the day (and at the start of the day as well), that is what matters most and what helps kids succeed.

One more week before we are off to Port Townsend for some hopefully cooler temps and loads of family time.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Nine Wonderful Years

Lucky for us that our Family Day occurred over a long weekend, so we drove over to Qatar for a vacation by the sea. Nine years together. Wow. I can no longer say that it feels like yesterday because it doesn't feel like yesterday; instead, it feels like the most beautiful, slow-moving passage of time together. As always, we are grateful for this special girl to be our daughter.

Highlights of the weekend included seeing the new Angry Bird movie, loads of pool time, and her first-ever milkshake. That one was a big hit!