They've come a long way since the beginning of the year. Eiley has a mark on her forehead today from Arya pushing her into the butcher block yesterday. Fun times. I put a little butterfly bandage on it last night to try to hold it together in hopes that it would heal faster.
It amazes me how fast the last two years of school went. I was pregnant with Zia for most of the first year and juggling the twinado and an infant for the second year. Both years were so much fun and we couldn't have asked for a better teacher than Miss Maria. Their second teacher got off to a bit of a rocky start, but turned out to be a great fit for the girls. Instead of each parent giving a gift at the end of the year, we wanted to do something very special, so one of the parents came up with the idea of hand print quilts. We found out this week that this is Miss Maria's only year teaching. Another teacher stepped aside for a year but always planned on coming back. Maria home schools her three kids and a three day per week class wasn't something she could commit to for more than one year. She will still teach small enrichment classes at the gym, so maybe Zia will get a chance to have a class with one of the best teachers out there. Maria commented this week that going into it she wasn't sure why she had said she would do it, but felt like there was a reason. After meeting the kids and parents in Arya and Eiley's class, she knew the reason why. I know my kids were part of the class, but it really was an amazing group. We are going to miss them next year.
After graduation, we brought the kids out for lunch. I think that's something I would like to continue with them on the last day of school. It's such a small thing, but a great way to build memories.