Today is the official last day of school. With homeschooling, we kind of just fade out rather than have a definitive end. But today we reach 180 days, as required by law. Arielle still needs to take a science test and finish her Algebra book and Liana will continue to have math and reading every day. So I guess we're not really finished. But I think I will surprise the girls and take them out for ice cream later this afternoon.
Last week Arielle had a graduation ceremony at church. She is moving into the high school ministry. Then last night Liana also had a graduation. She is moving into the middle school ministry. My babies are growing up. It is shocking to me how quickly time passes. Any "old" mom will tell you that. Love your children well while you have them.
Another conclusion to many months of hard work and angst: 4-H is officially over. Well, kind of. At least the weekly sewing marathon has ended. We will still work on preparing for the fabric sale at the fair in August. And Arielle has a little work to do before the regional fashion show in a couple of weeks. But the county show is over! Getting ready the week before? Let's just say, I'm VERY glad it's over. The last minute hemming and fixing and adjusting just about brought all of us to tears. Arielle vowed to never sew again. But that was a Friday, and Saturday changed everyone's attitude. Liana won in her division and Arielle found out all the older girls qualify to go on the regionals.
Liana has already started a new sewing project at home and Arielle is looking through patterns to see what she might want to make this summer. They both still have the sewing bug.