We did simple gifts this year. Lemon glazed cookies for the bus driver and a hockey tumbler for Brady's teacher. It was Brady's idea to give the tumbler...it's what he gave to his teacher last year. He's such a creature of habit. He also wrote his teacher a nice letter all on his own. I wish I would have taken a picture so I could have remembered his words...it was a touching note.
My emotions were all over the place yesterday. I think my husband thinks there's something wrong with me! I was so excited this morning that today was the last day of school. Isn't that the best feeling for a kid...and maybe a mom?! Well, Brady didn't seem any different this morning than he is any other morning before school. I'm sure he was excited in his own way...just not the way I wanted him to show it. Later, I cried all the way to the grocery store. The last day of school always gets me...even more than the first day of school. I think it's just the ending of one year and what that means...mixed in with the excitement of summer. It's been a great school year for Brady...maybe his best and a little part of me is sad to see it end. Brady did come home with good news though....he will have Mr. B again next year! No, he isn't being held back! Mr. B is moving up to 4th grade!
We suprised Brady after school with two new Roger Federer raquets. (Thank-you Erin!) We hid the video camera to get his reaction. If I can figure out how to download it, I will post it. He was so suprised and almost speechless! He's been asking for once since Federer came out with a new one right after Christmas. He was planning to do extra chores this summer and figured by July he would have enough money. I feel the need to say that I've never been in favor of giving money or rewards for good grades. We don't do that. We do praise Brady for always doing his best and for giving 100% when it comes to school. He worked hard all year and we're so proud of him. Although Brady gets great grades...we've always told him that grades aren't as important to us as the effort he puts forth into learning. This little suprise was just something we wanted to do for him. BTW, I spent all morning making chocolate chip cookies, and he has yet to have one! He's been too busy breaking in that new raquet. He was out hitting on the garage at 7:30 this morning!
Eric and Brady just left a bit ago to go camping for a few days.
I have a long list of things I hope to do while they're away...but first, I think I'll walk around Target! ;)