"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

School's Out for Summer!

Today was Jaden's LAST day of his first year of preschool. This first year as parents of a school-aged child flew by. I know it was just preschool... and I know it was just his first year of two years of preschool... but it's still a milestone reached. It's so hard to fathom that in just one more year Jaden will be a kindergartner, attending Kindergarten roundup, and Brandon will be starting HIS first year of preschool.

Jaden really enjoyed his experience this year, never didn't want to go to school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and I know he will be excited to go back this fall for three days a week instead of just two.

Some memories from this past school year:
...first invite to a non-family related birthday party.
...first two report cards.
...first parent-teacher conference.
...learned how to sign his name on cards and craft projects.
...learned many, many new songs.
...first Christmas concert.
...first field trips. (Eric Carle at Gallagher Bluedorn; Jack and the Beanstalk at the Black Hawk Children's Theater).
...first time on a school bus.
...first time acting out a story in front of a class. (He played a kitten and wore a costume.)
...first class picture.
...first "sharing" time and presentation... (sharing a poster about himself).
...showed lots of social development and really came out of his shell more and more throughout the year. Mrs. W. said she saw lots of growth in him from the beginning of the year to the end.

Congratulations buddy. We're so proud of you!