It seems like just yesterday we were bringing our baby boy home from the hospital. Most every parent we’ve met over the years has told us that kids grow up so fast. And I’d have to agree that it’s so very true! Remington starts kindergarten tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more proud of him! He is quite excited for a great year ahead! I will admit, I’ve been dreading this day for some time. One of my best friends, who has taught both kindergarten and first grade, has assured me that kindergarten can be a difficult time emotionally for parents, especially mommas! I have worked less during the month of July to be able to spend as much time with Remington and Emerson as possible. We’ve camped, canoed, played at the park, stayed up late playing outside, made crafts, had water fights, and snuggled while watching movies together. I guess it’s just a bittersweet time…my baby boy is reaching another special milestone, and enjoying so many life experiences. I know he will absolutely love school, making new friends and keeping up with old friends from preschool, while learning more and more each day. When I took Remington to visit his new school for kindergarten round-up earlier this summer, I saw a quote in the hallway that summed it up perfectly, so I’ll paraphrase it here: There are two gifts that we should give our children. Roots to grow and wings to fly. Gosh, when I read that, it hit me like a ton of bricks! What a special gift it is to be a parent! I’ll never forget how he held my hand as we toured the school together, and the excitement in his eyes as he got to get on a school bus, after drawing a frog, writing his name, and being given a book to take home. Oh my sweet little guy!!!
Daddy and I are beyond proud of you, Bub!!! We love you so much and wish you a wonderful first day (and year!) of kindergarten! We cannot wait to hear all about it!
A few weeks ago, we went out for a quick photo session of these two silly, loving, wonderful boys! Here are a few favorites!