Life does not have a pause button around here. It just keeps moving and moving. We are jumping from one emotional week to the next.
This past Tuesday Ben graduated from 8th grade. Now, I realize this is not normally a momentous occasion but my kids attend the same grade school from prekindergarten through 8th grade. That is a long time to be at the same school. It is a big part of their lives. And now my Ben is moving on to high school. Crazy how quickly time flies.
After the ceremony all the families gathered together for dinner and a graduation slide show. It was nice for all the kids to get together one last time. They really did not have a great last two years at their school. They missed out on a lot of fun due to covid. Their 8th grade year is supposed to be a pretty great year but they had no sports, no musicals, no concerts, and no trip to Washington D.C. as previous 8th grade classes had. It was nice to end a tough year with a fun gathering.
As I said, there really is no time to rest around here. On Friday and Saturday Grace had her dance recital. Last year the dance recital was cancelled so Grace was happy to be able to perform this year.
All I can say is that my girl was aptly named. She is one graceful and lovely dancer. I just love watching her dance.