We loved our years at the Wooden Shoe! The kids benefited from great teachers, friendships, school programs, gym classes, swimming lessons, art projects, and lets not forget the academic lessons, over the last 3 years. But all things must end eventually. We have decided to keep our kids home this summer with a babysitter, and let them "loaf off"! Because all kids deserve a few days / months to stay in their pj's, watch morning cartoons and relax. With Lillian starting Kindergarten this fall (and let's be honest, with Jak having a few recent biting incidents), Mike & I felt like our traditional 7 AM - 5 PM daycare approach needed a little tweaking. So, we have hired a 13 year old neighbor (with a stay-at-home mom!) to come watch the kids at our house this summer. They're going to visit the local library, playground and of course our neighborhood pool. I have made a few educational games for the kids to play and printed off tons of pre-kindergarten worksheets (to keep the cobwebs from clouding their brains!). And I researched some easy & fun craft projects to do at home.
Here are a few pictures of the last day at the Wooden Shoe as we "Dive into Summer":