School Year Ends

With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool things, and the moms have become really good friends.

I thought sending my big guy off to kindergarten was hard, especially since it was his first school experience, but seeing it end might be harder.  It was so pure and innocent, and full of joy.  I don’t know what to expect from next year, but it will be a longer day, with bigger kids, and more work, I imagine.  He’s excited, so I’m trying to be excited with him.

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My four year old will be mainstreamed to a general education classroom next year, at a new school I’ve already had many negative experiences with, so that brings a whole set of emotions of its own.  My guy is doing so well, but I can’t help but wonder if all the choices have been the right ones.  He is super excited, and I know he can do it, so I will continue to stand right behind him.IMG_4143ac

My baby will still be home with me, but is going through milestones of his own.  He has ditched the crib and diapers.  It’s a tough transition period, and it all makes him seem like such a big boy.IMG_4373bc

I guess what I’m saying is, I want to hold on to this time as tightly as I can before it’s time to let it go.  It’s been a fun, quick year.  It’ll only be eight weeks before it all starts again.  I love you boys with all my heart!

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