Seriously, 4th Grade. Peter Hatcher territory. I can’t believe it. But first, we had a few more days of fun…
This is our beach crew. Every Thursday we are in town in the summer, we meet these guys at the same stretch of beach. We’ve been doing it since preschool. They’re like family. This was our last beach crew day of summer 2016, and happily, it’s immortalized.
Then Friday, we went to LACMA for the rain room (and art time, and yellow spaghetti time… you’ll see. Here’s a slide show.
Saturday the kids took lessons at School of Rock. Molly learned guitar:
And Jacob is ready to ditch school and join the band as the drummer. He hasn’t seen Spinal Tap yet.
We told him he has to continue with an instrument where you have to read music, like violin, but he can also take up drums. So his #1 Christmas gift (over Lego and Nerf) is now a drum kit. What have we done?
Then we went to see The Tempest in the park, and got up Sunday to go to Paradise Cove. Because it isn’t summer until we have a day at the cove.
Now we’re up to school!
There are the 4th graders you wanted to see.
And thing two. Gloves, slicked back hair, and all.
Mol let us take a picture with friends, but Jacob just wanted to hang out. Away from us.
And that’s it! Last night, for the first Friday back at school, we had an adventure where the boys went to the park and I took the girls to Whimsic Alley (they’re all Hufflepuff proud) for some Harry Potter fun.
And then a picnic at Jazz at LACMA. And thus ends week one. This weekend we’re all about a sleepover and soccer tryouts and Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet in the style of Pokemon Go) and then some relaxing family time. To keep up with what’s going on, the 4th grade is in the bungalows, so they have their own world, and they have the same amazing teachers as last year. So 4th grade looks to be amazing. And we’re going to enjoy the next few weeks before soccer and fencing and clarinet and Girl Scouts and tennis lessons all start up…