Friends, we only have eight more days left of school.
I am putting my head down and powering through right now. Anyone else? Today, is our last MONDAY of the school year!!!! I.am.so.excited!!! I had a whole list of things I wanted to get done this month before the kids got out of school and guess what? I haven’t done a single one. At this point, I couldn’t care less. I will worry about cleaning out their closets, my office, purging the play room and all of that other stuff in September. (Let’s be real, I will be too busy walking the aisles of Hobby Lobby in September buying pumpkins to do it then, but maybe January?)
How should I celebrate this LAST MONDAY OF SCHOOL? By showing you a bunch of cute pics of Miss Madeley at swim lessons last week 🙂 . It’s so bittersweet because after 8 years in a row with Ms. Sally, I’m pretty sure this is our last. Our goal is that she be an independent swimmer this year, and right now, I think she’s going to be able to do it. She went into this year’s lessons determined to “swim like the big kids”. I’ve blogged about Ms. Sally every single year, as she really has become “a member of the family”. When we showed up last Monday, she told us it was her birthday, and Erika and I were like “Ms. Sally, you do not age!”. Sally is timeless. Madeley even asked me why she had a car because she stays in the pool all the time. Hahahaha! Just look…
…Ms. Sally with Kensington eight years ago, and then…
…Ms. Sally with Madeley on Friday. I love it!
Here’s a little look back at our week…
…on Monday, she was ready to go! I’m so thankful that the weather cooperated last week because honestly, it’s been a very wet May.
My littlest swimmer 🙂 .
Our friends Britt and Hadley swam with us this year!
Madeley super pumped on the first day…Britt, not quite. #weveallbeenthere!
Day 2 and the girls were excited to go back!!
Go Madeley go!
Those goggles kill me every time!
Day 3 and we were feeling…
…the sunglasses 🙂 .
Day four and guess what? She jumped off the diving board!!
Here we are on our fifth and final day! These three girls just make me SMILE!!!
At this point, Madeley feels like Michael Phelps. In her head, she was DOMINATING swim this week. She was basically like “sign me up for the Olympics, Mom!”. Ha!
No fear this year!
And then perhaps my favorite dive EVER…
We have watched that like 100 times! My big three think it’s hysterical! There is a cannon ball contest every afternoon at the pool we visit, and Madeley has already told us that she’s signing up every time. Hahaha!
We love you, Ms. Sally!! Thank you so much for teaching all four Shull kids how to swim!!
She was super proud of her medal 🙂 .
That wraps up 8 years of “my kids at Ms. Sally’s” posts. I’m going to go cry now. If you’re at home in the trenches with babies and toddlers and think “this will never end”, trust me, it will. Hug those babies so super tight! xo