The term to end all terms

We’re full swing into the final week of the summer term Missy’s first year of school. woop woop

I recall a warm cloudy day in Sept 2013. Missy was chattering away excitedly, skipping between Daddy Bunny and I (me with a 7mth old bump in tow), as we walked towards her school gates on her first day of school.  She is bright, sociable and very confident and true to form, she settled well into school with a wide mix of friends across school.

It’s been a whirlwind of a school year but as we’ve gotten off on good start with phonics and all areas of the curriculum, navigated school politics, the umpteen parent workshops, school trips, newsletters, PTA events and fayres, it’s time to say farewell to Reception.  We have had a very good teacher and teaching assistant but she is looking forward to starting Year 1, has met her new teacher and visited her new classroom.

Missy starts her final week of this term with an end of year party at school today. We’ve baked some banana cake and lemon cupcakes as our contribution to the party feast.  A few mums and I are having an end of year picnic in the park (yes, yes we find any excuse to meet up). The weather has been very kind too.

As Missy looks forward to starting Year 1 in Sept 2014, I am working through the family targets for the year ahead, among which includes my return to work later this year, with Baby JD starting nursery after his 1st birthday in Nov 2014.  Besides serious targets, we have more fun stuff like birthdays (mine in Oct, JD & Daddy Bunny in Nov, Missy’s on New Year’s Eve) and of course, the C-word, Christmas.