Our Five Ring Circus: School's Out For The Summer!

Monday, June 8, 2015

School's Out For The Summer!

The 2014-2015 school year was officially the fastest school year ever!

It's hard to believe, but...school's out for the summer!  Dylan and Lexie's last day of 4th and 2nd grade was on Friday!


I was full of emotions on Thursday night.  The year just went by so quickly, and my kids are growing up TOO fast. Dylan and Lexie had a great year, and they were blessed with two amazing teachers.  Oh, how I wish they could teach them through their entire school careers!  It's difficult to say goodbye to somebody you fully trust with your children and to face the unknown of the year ahead.  I know Dylan and Lexie were feeling the same way!


Dylan had a great year in 4th grade!  I could see his confidence build even more this year, and he LOVED  school.  He is such a polite, loving boy, and his teachers always reminded me of just how sweet he was every time I saw them! Friday was his very last day as a student at the elementary school.  His three years in the elementary school seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. Next year, he's moving up to the 5th and 6th Grade building.  How is my baby old enough to go to 5th grade already?!?


This was the year Lexie fell in love with school!  She didn't want to miss a day, even when she wasn't feeling her best.  There were several days when I offered to let her stay home and she refused!  She loved her teacher, and she loved her classmates.  She worked hard, and had a great year!  2nd Grade was a hit!  (Just for the record, Lexie actually asked if I could drop her off at school tomorrow, so she could help her teacher pack up the classroom! Say what?!?)


Just for fun, here are some first day/last day comparison pictures!  They didn't change too much!


Dylan and Lexie had a difficult time saying goodbye to their teachers and friends on Friday.  I think Dylan is having the most difficult time because he knows he won't see any of his favorite teachers next year. He'll be in unfamiliar territory and he said he's going to miss the building and the entire staff. Growing up can be really hard at times!

Even though they both admitted they were sad the year was over, I have a feeling they're going to have a great summer!!!



  1. That's crazy, they didn't change too much, but you can tell they are older! I can't wait to take pictures like this of my little one, she's only five months now but soon enough I'll be boohooing over her first, or last, day of school!

  2. Aw, such a bittersweet milestone. Glad that they're successfully moving up through school, but sad at how fast time flies, forcing you to accept the growth whether you're ready for it or not. Your kids are darling. And I just love the whole taking pictures on the first day/last day and comparing them later. My daughter is 3 and I forgot to do that this last year in preschool. Definitely doing it in the fall. -Misty

    1. Thank you so much! Watching them grow really is bittersweet!

  3. They're are adorable and you're such a sweet Mama! Happy Summer over there! :)

  4. Yay! Here's hoping for a great summer. BTW, I didn't realize that Dylan and my Payton were the same age. =_

  5. Love the photos! Great job kiddos. I hope you all have the best summer together!


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