Monday, June 15, 2009

The End Has Come

The last day of school arrived last Thursday and the little kids helped me throw together a Welcome to Summer party. I saw the idea for the poster on a blog somewhere and thought it might be nice to actually make the day special this year. It was very little preparation or cost, but tons of fun. We found flower leis at a yard sale that morning for $0.25, picked up ice cream, root beer and balloons at the grocery store, painted a quick poster and that's about it!

The little kids were in charge of handing out the leis and watching the candy. They ate a lot of candy and picked up the straws every time the wind blew them over.

Everyone seemed to have a great time, ate a lot of sugar and then played hard. Summer really feels like it has arrived with long, hot days and plenty of sun this week. Max spent all day Saturday at a free fishing camp where he caught 36 fish and today he is at Scout Camp. I am taking the rest of the kids out for a hike. Summer is definitely here!