Our last week of school began with graduation the Friday night before. We went to see our favorite Big Sis, Annie, graduate as Salutatorian for the Class of 2016. We are so proud of her! Such a fun, loving, compassionate, young woman! She has been such the encourager for Alise throughout the last two years and we love her to death! We wish you all the best, Annie! Especially Alise with her sunburn from Field Day earlier that day!
On Wednesday, it was Awards Day and Baby Girl racked up!! She scored 99 or 100 averages for the year in ALL subjects! I have never been more proud of her! But much to her disappointment, she also received the "Fashionista Award" in her class. Alise was miffed because she wanted the "Most Athletic Award" instead. Go figure! She also won the "Presidential Award." Here she is with one of my dear friends and her science, English, and spelling teacher, Mrs. O.
By 9:15 Thursday morning - the exact same day of the week I had her - we officially had an eleven year old! Unfortunately, she was at cheer practice, but I did sing Happy Birthday to her that morning when I woke her up! To celebrate, Alise decided she wanted to have her JV cheer squad over for a swim party - including a water balloon fight, pizza, and ice cream cake and that's exactly what we did! Here are some pictures from our evening!
We also celebrated Alise's birthday at her favorite restaurant! Afterwards, we came back to the house, opened gifts and ate leftover ice cream cake! These are some of my favorite pictures as a family of four!
Today we did absolutely nothing! I slept and rested. I watched movies with Steph and Alise and played nurse to my sick Baby Girl. We were in Dr. Stanley's office yesterday and Alise actually asked for a shot! I knew she felt bad and today she is running a low grade fever. She's got to get well before she leaves for cheer camp at 4:30 Tuesday morning!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to those of you that have served our country. So proud of Baby Girl for telling an older gentleman yesterday in the elevator, "Thank you for serving."