Another hiatus due to general business and a small amount of illness (on my part, nothing big). School has been out for Caitlin for just over a week now and Kelsey's last day of leikskola (complete with cake) is tomorrow.
I finally gave in and ordered a hugely expensive (but ready to go) Icelandic cake as I just didn't want to try to cram one more thing into an already crowded day. We did make Peter a cake for his birthday on Wednesday, so we aren't complete slackers. The kids even came up with the decorating scheme, using their favorite nammi.
So, Kelsey's last day is tomorrow and I have been ready to cry about it for weeks. She has grown so much while she was there and I have been told many times how much they are going to miss her. I am consoled by the fact that two other children have left recently and her favorite teacher will not stay past September. She is also starting kindergarten in the fall and while I know she will miss her playschool, kindergarten will be fun and exciting in and of itself.
Last but not least, Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there. While we are celebrating Father's Day in our house, most Icelanders are celebrating National Day. There was a parade that marched right past our house and the kids were very excited til they realized it consisted of one (small) marching band and a bunch of people following behind.
Caitlin commented, "The parades in America are much bigger!". Well, yes, they are. Not to say that the participants didn't enjoy this one, as well as the onlookers, but there is something to be said for the rousing excitement found in the typical Fourth of July parade. And, hopefully, we will see one soon!