Here's Kiddo, ready for her last day of first grade:
I made her stand in the same place I had her stand for her first day of first grade:
(For the record, she's grown 2 inches and gained 3 pounds since last summer, and also lost another four teeth - all on top - and has a mouthful of new, gigantic, wonky, adult teeth coming in...)
She's excited about the upcoming summer vacation, with the trips and activities we have planned and the playdates that are already being lined up (seriously, the first one is this afternoon after school, and we have another one tomorrow!). She's also very sad that school is ending for the year. She was revved up something fierce this morning and went from tears in the bathroom while I was doing her hair to a giddy, spinning-spinning-spinning dance out in the driveway while waiting for the bus...
(Yes, that is a caribiner chock-full of Silly Bandz on a lanyard around her neck. This is apparently the preferred method of bringing one's Silly Bandz to school. Considering that some of them are small enough to be constricting on Kiddo's relatively toothpickesque arms, I was all for the carabiner-lanyard style of bracelet wearing.)
Last year at this time, I was a bit nervous as we were starting our first summer without any services. It was our first summer without OT, without PT. This year, I'm not quite as worried. I just have to be sure to stay on top of things with lots of daily, added sensory input as needed. We'll do lots of swimming, walking, biking, playing, gardening, running around. Also lots of lazing about, quiet, relaxing and settling down. I'll be picking up her pressure vest from the classroom today. We've got a deck of yoga cards (which are an admittedly poor substitute for the yoga that her amazing, incredible, words-cannot-adequately-describe-how-awesome-she-is aide has done with her every day at school this year), her BodySox and a container of Theraputty.
Bring it on, summer - I think I'm ready for you!