Monday, June 30, 2008

It's the end of the year as we know it...

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... and we feel fiiiiine. (Are you getting the reference despite my horribly off-key singing and mangled lyrics?)

Thanks everyone for the well wishes yesterday. Today's been a better day, and more significantly, it was Itai's very last day of school (the photo below is from their end of year ceremony last week). He certainly took first grade by storm - he came home clutching a straight A report card and certificate for being his class' outstanding student! (Yes, you might say I'm so proud I could practically levitate.)
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This week was also full of end of year parties for the kids' after-school activities. Yesterday's was Itai's, for soccer. They had the kids and dads (except Jay who's still on the injured list) team up against a few young guys from a local farm team, who played their little hearts out against the dads while letting the kids score enough to keep them happy. The final score was Kids/Dads 4, Semi-Pros 3. Just a wee bit rigged (watching the pro goalie whiff was a riot) but Itai's been on cloud nine all day talking about how they beat the real players! He genuinely has no idea that they threw the game (though throw would actually be a drastic overstatement, they literally had to stop in their tracks each time they wanted the kids to get the ball).


That was followed today by Maya's end of year party for her sports class. The teacher asked me to take pictures for her so Itai stepped in and acted as Maya's "grownup" for the activities. He was thrilled with the responsibility and Maya was thrilled to have her brother there with her. They were utterly adorable, not that I'm prejudiced or anything of course.


I'm completely wiped now from all the chaos but somehow my two energizer bunnies are still going strong, there's a full living room soccer game raging around me as I type. Speaking of which I should probably go do something about that...
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12 comments:

Janet said...

Congrats to Itai! That's great news!

Nancy said...

Last day of school = smiling photo-op!

Domestic Spaz said...

What an adorable picture! They look so happy!

angie said...

CUTE picture of the kids together. So cute.

laughingatchaos said...

Those two are so darned cute!

Shannon said...

Yay for the end of the year! What a proud mama you must be of your little man. That photo fo the two of them is TO DIE FOR!!

Just Jen said...

I'm glad today is much better! Life is like that...up and down....LOL
your children are adorable!

Trish (wheresthebox) said...

They ARE absolutely adorable! Congratulations to Itai on a wonderful report and sounds like they had wonderful parties.

Pieces of Me said...

Enjoy the moments!

You must be proud..

great pics

Robert said...

Robin,
I'm so glad today was better. When a load of "those" day's pile up, they can really bring you down. How exciting to finish first grade. And finish strong he did! And regarding that picture, prejudiced or not, they ARE adorable. Great shot. Here's hoping you have many more days such as this. :)

Linda R. Moore said...

:: round of applause ::

Lilibeth said...

What a great picture of the two together. I'd hang it on the wall. Also, congratulations Itai!! Isn't it grand when children make you proud of them.