So it's over. School has ended. Summer has begun. And I will officially lose my mind this summer.
The afternoon started with our traditional walk to get ice cream (or Slurpees) to celebrate the last day of school.
The cool treat was a welcome relief to the heatwave we've been experiencing. The walk was a hot one.Our day ended with karate. The four boys attended their last karate class until fall and Taylor had an advancement exam.
Here he is with his instructor in a take-down. At the end of the exam, Taylor went from green belt to 4th degree blue belt. He skipped purple belt. (photo on flickr)
Congratulations, Taylor. We are so proud of you. Straight A's on your report card (again). Six earned merit badges. And now a blue belt in karate. Well done, son.
Trips to the School Nurse official tally for 2007-2008 (see sidebar):
Carter: 14 (including a visit on the last day of school)
More than likely, there were more visits than this that I didn't know about. The school nurse started to identify herself on the phone to me as "Maureen, your new best friend" because we talked so frequently.