wow. every year, the end of the school year just catches me off guard with the craziness. as alex ends his second grade year, i am feeling a bit sad. it's going wayyy too fast for my last baby! he's an amazing student and sooo smart. he is a role model in his classroom and his teacher raves about how kind he is. i am so proud. t is ending his middle school career in a few weeks. he is going to high school and i am not sure how i feel about that. i am concerned that he is not ready, and i know that many boys have a problem with organization and budgeting their time. hopefully that will improve! his grades have been up and down this year. eighth grade is TOUGH! the teachers are trying to prepare the kids for high school, and he has a couple who are not organized enough. he really thrives on structure, so it's thrown him for a loop. his grades have come up in all of his classes because he is working hard. i am very proud of his determination. all in all, i think i am raising a couple of amazing boys who will grow to be amazing men. all you can do is hope, right?