Friday, June 25, 2010

School's Out!

So here we are at the end of another school year. Where did that time go? It seems like just a few weeks ago we were worried about "Snow Days" and whether our little darlings would be able to get back to school after Christmas.

I always get a bit emotional around this time of year. Time, and the inevitable way it just marches on, can leave me a bit morose. I'm just not ready for Button and Belle to grow up and it's happening way to quickly for my liking! So while I'm thrilled and excited about the developments they are both making, I miss my babies.

Button's school year has been really good - at his recent parent teacher meeting we were told that he's really beginning to let hinmself relax, and trust his teacher. His anxiety has reduced thanks to all the structure and scheduling they have put in place for him and as his Teacher put it (more eloquently than I ever could, but then again she IS French!) "Our little flower is blooming".

As for Belle, well, what can I say? My baby girl is getting ready for big school and is approaching it with the same enthusiasm and joy that is the essence of who she is. The world will welcome Belle with open arms, because that's exactly what she expects! Now if only we could find a school uniform to fit her.....

Thanks to my wonderul new friends, I seem to have done what I never thought was possible and managed to get myself a life! I know! How mad is that? And I'm enjoying every minute of it!

When Button arrived home today he had a card for me from Teacher. It contained a quote from Henry Matisse - "Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir", which translated means "There are flowers everywhere for those who bother to look". Says it all really, doesn't it?


  1. This time of year makes me a bit morose too. I'd love for Marie to have a french teacher. We are moving to the country now and there are only 5 teachers in her new school, who knows maybe one of them will be french!

  2. I'm really missing my babies now that they are all in double figures, and trying to prepare myself for Angel turning 18 in September. Can't believe how the years have flown. Enjoy every second Taz xx

  3. What a great quote! And sounds like an awesome teacher to be sending you something that profound!

    I know what you mean about time. I know that we all say where did the time go and this year is going so fast, but I truly can not believe that it is almost July!!! I feel like we just had Christmas and now it's July. This has been the fastest year of my life!

  4. Heart-touching post Tazzy. I get a bit blue when I look at photos and suddenly realise how grown-up my kids are getting too. I have no babies anymore.
    That said, I love the fact that they're are capable of so much more now than they used to be.
    You are blessed with your teacher...I hope belle is as lucky as Button. XXX

  5. 'Our little flower is blooming', love it, will remember it too. How lucky is Button to have such a fab teacher:) It's lovely to have a life, well done you :D Best of luck to Belle in Sept :) Jen.

  6. Our lovely Taz has bloomed. How would you like to write the 700 members post for the IAA blog Darl?


  7. What a fabulous quote :) Hope you and your gorgeous kiddies enjoy and good summer xxx

  8. Lovely post Taz...and what lovely words in the card. Says it all really. She seems like a lovely teacher. I'm always amazed to see how much WiiBoy has grown and feel a little sad as 4th class ends but a little excited (and a lot terrified!!)too as we look ahead to scary 5th class!

    Hope the summer goes well for you. xx Jazzy