Today marks the last day of Spring and the end of another school year for my two girls, Miss 8 has finished year 3 and Miss 13 year 8. It's been a good year on many levels for the both of them. The year has brought with it many wonderful highlights, the concerts and performances, meeting new people and developing relationships, experiencing new things and many new opportunities. On the flip side it has also been a big learning curve for the little one as it's been her first year at this new school. It has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride, lots of ups and downs as she figures out new rules, greater expectations and works out the complex issues of friendship but we've managed to make it to the end which is a huge a relief. Whether is was a successful year depends on how you look at things, it's not exactly what I had hoped for when we decided to change schools but I hope with experience behind us and another year of maturing next year will bring with it less of those ups and downs.
I felt like today a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders, I managed to get through the week and got all of those presents finished for the teachers, food organised for the break up and little treats completed to hand out to her friends thanks Emma for the great idea. When you are in the moment you don't think you'll get everything done but I just focused on one thing at a time and with a little bit of help too got it all done. I feel like today my mind is a little clearer so I can need switch my focus to Christmas, there's much to do but I'm feeling positive and looking forward to the buzz and excitement.
Tomorrow marks the first day of Summer and the day we put up the Christmas tree, the advent calendar and decorate the house. We'll put our favourite Christmas CD on in the background, take photos (it's important to remember who puts the star on the Christmas tree each year in our house) and hang up our ornaments that we have collected over the years, it's such a fun time.
Have you got any Christmassy plans for the weekend? Will you be putting up your tree?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend what ever you may do♥