June in Honeycomb Valley was all about growing up. For some it even felt like the end of an era. And maybe it was…
The first one to grow up this month was Ethan. Ben and Grace were happy they managed to complete everything regarding the move before Ethan’s birthday. They were also happy to have that big field outside their house where they could celebrate their son’s fifth birthday party.
They had invited all the neighbours and of course their friends and family.
Benjamin had to get out his guitar to set the mood. Morgan seemed to really love it!
Just like his sister last year, Ethan was allowed to put on his new birthday clothes after blowing out the candles. And they all had cake.
One of Ethan’s first actions as a five year old was hitting Chloe with a water balloon. Way to make friends Ethan! (She laughed about it 😉 )
Isa had a present for her brother. A wildflower she picked herself earlier that day. He was very happy with it.
Isa wanted to play catch with cousin Esme.But Esme threw the ball so fast, it hit Isa in the face each time.
She then decided it would be better to play with her brother.
The party on the field lasted all day. It was a lovely birthday.
The end of the school year was fast approaching and with it came final exams for all students whom were leaving this year. Last year, only two students in class 6 had been old enough to leave high school, but this year, the entire class 6 would graduate
And final exams meant a LOT of studying!
Ellie! You can walk ANYWHERE! Why choose this place exactly?! *Sigh*…
After some time though, they did take a study break.
They threw water balloons (it was really hot!) and tossed a ball around
Hopefully, after this day they were fully prepared, because only a few days later, exam time was upon them…
It was long and hard…
* Read more about what their scores mean in my Education post here.
Seth did amazingly well! Suzan didn’t do too great… Although she technically scored enough to both graduate and go to University, being the granddaughter of ex-principal Alice, more was expected of her. But then again, Suzan never really took school very seriously and her goal was to just score enough points to get out of there. She missed her partner in crime, Anna, who would be -thank heavens- coming back to Honeycomb Valley this summer. Suzan had been part of her only little clique consisting of Wesley, Anna, Emmett and herself, but the others were all older and had left school in previous years. She totally did not fit in with this bunch…
***Note: a funny thing to mention is that all three “Hot Wings” boys scored full marks on the “arts” part of the test. Jill, who cooks a lot, also got full marks here and Sarah, who also cooks, scored 345 out of 400***
While temperatures rose, the last day of the school year arrived. Last year, the kids of The Beehive had a party on the beach. This year they would have their celebration in the park again.
Ah! Look what we have here! Ellie’s favourite: apple bobbing!
Ellie was determined to win this year!
Keep trying EllieBellie!
It was a fun morning of playing.
While his brother played on the bee riders with little Isa.
The last day wasn’t just fun for the kids though, the teachers enjoyed themselves too! That’s it girls, never grow up!Meanwhile, classmates Zoe and Chantal were talking. It was almost time for them to get changed into their costumes and they were both getting a bit nervous…
Oh, you’re wondering what they are so nervous for and why they had to change? Well, this is such a story, it required its own part of this story. And so, let’s read all about it in…