Friday, May 29, 2015

Last Day

First day vs Last day of Kindergarten
Hard to believe how much he has grown.
I was teasing him this morning, telling him it was his first day of Kindergarten and talking about all he would be learning.  I told him how he might be nervous, but that he was going to make lots of amazing friends and learn so much this year.  He just laughed and said "I already MADE lots of friends and learned EVERYTHING!"

When I think of the little boy that walked into the first day of school compared with this boy now, I can't really argue with him.  He has learned everything a kindergartner should know.  He is starting to read and can write and do math, but more importantly he is so confident and independent now in a way that seemed impossible last August. 

He is ready for first grade, and as much as my heart clinches a little at the thought, I have no doubt it will be just as successful as this last year has been.  My big boy, he sure is growing up fast.
Thank you, Mrs. Turner, for helping our boy have the absolute best kindergarten experience ever.  Photobucket

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kindergarten Graduation

Henry's kindergarten class had their end of the year ceremony today and it was quite possibly the greatest, sweetest, most tear inducing program ever assembled.  Of course, I walked in, pulled out my camera, and realized the battery was completely dead.  No worries though, I had my phone!  I videoed the entire thing and the camera only shook a little as I WEEPED OPENLY throughout the 20 minute event.  I mean, the program started out by them playing the song "Let Them be Little" as they all walked into the room. Were they just TRYING to make us all cry? (Yes. And it worked) And then they sang "You are my Sunshine" with hand motions! I sang that song to Henry basically every day for the first two years of his life!  THEN Mrs. Turner read this book Let me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsberry... OH LORD THIS BOOK... it was all about parents trying to know when it's the last time your child does something, the last bottle, the last time they ask to be picked up, the last day of kindergarten, the last little league game .... I mean, I am actually crying right now sitting here writing about it.  IT WAS THAT EMOTIONAL. 

Henry was so sweet throughout the program, grinning from ear to ear.  I would show you... you know, on the video.  But unfortunately my phone had some type of major melt down (I think it ran out of memory) and somehow the entire video has disappeared.  It was... rather upsetting. I am going to avoid going into all the things I have done to try to recover that video and instead say how insanely grateful we are that Henry knew what he was doing when he made a best friend because Luke's parents totally covered for us and took a full video AND got some pictures of my sweet boy.
A lot of great things have happened this school year, but these two finding each other is at the top of the list. (Henry... )

Two more days of school, then they are officially first graders.  How does time move so quickly?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Signs of Life

Guys, I cooked dinner.  Not once, but TWICE this week.  IT IS ONLY THURSDAY.  There are like, still three more days that I could cook!  (Not that I will, but I COULD.) 

Last night while I was prepping dinner for the grill Nick and Henry played catch and practiced hitting the t-ball in the back yard.

Laundry is actually caught up and the house looks decent. (Not perfect, but I mean, come on)

The yard is mowed and our back yard looks pretty awesome.

I published three blog posts in three days and have ANOTHER one I may post tomorrow. (All of a sudden I have SO MUCH TO SAY)

Last night I read several chapters of a book.  (Girl on a Train. So far so good.)

After several insane months I feel like we are finally coming up for air.  AND IT IS AMAZING.  Five more days of Kindergarten, then it is officially summer.  It is already feeling pretty summery around here and we are loving every second.

You  might see this picture a lot around here.  It is an all time favorite.  Thanks Aunt Nicole for capturing it at Henry's birthday!