Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good-bye Preschool, Good-bye Twenties....Hello Summer, Hello Thirties!!

Well, we said good-bye in more ways than one today! Sophia said good-bye to her friends and teachers at preschool; and Brett said good-bye to a decade! I can remember sending the pictures of Sophia's last day of preschool last year like it was yesterday. Where oh where did the year go? I can't believe her preschool days are already over. It doesn't seem that long ago that I dropped her off for the very first time....and came back to the car and sat for 30 minutes "just in case" she needed me! She didn't need me though...she has always been my strong and brave girl.

I always like to post a picture of the first day of school and the last so we can see how she has grown. I am sickened that I don't have a picture of her first day ( we all remember the computer crash that occurred mid-year!!!). So I will have to settle with a "close to the beginning of the year" pic and a last day of school pic!

Tonight when I tucked her in... I said "I can't believe you are a kindergardener!" I guess her response made me feel a little better. She said, "Mommy, I am NOT a kindergardener until I GO to kindergarden next fall!" Whew....I guess she is right...we still have a few more months together before REAL school begins. Oh my....I think we will enjoy every minute this summer! :)

I loved Sophia's preschool and felt fortunate that she was surrounded by teachers who genuinely cared for her. My hope for her is that she will look to all of her future school days with the same eager anticipation she had for preschool. I hope she finds excitement in learning and friendships that bring her happiness. Her teachers handed me this sweet poem as I picked her up today...and I think it was a neat way to say good-bye!
Dearest Parents,
"It's time to say goodbye, our year has come to an end. We've made more cherished memories, And many more new friends.
We've watched your child learn and grow and change from day to day. We hope that all the things we've done have helped in some small way. So it is with happy memories, we send them out the door. With great hope and expectations for what next year holds in store."

And last but definitely not was also about Brett. Congratulations on joining the 30's club! I can't believe the boy I once knew as a 5th grader is now a successful builder and a daddy to two (oops..three...sorry, Willie). You may be a little older...., you may have a few less hairs :), but some things never are still a best friend to me. Sophia and Joseph adore you...and I LOVE to see them run to the door when they hear you come home each night. Even though Sophia was up before 6AM this morning... I secretly LOVED that she did it to surprise you for your birthday so that you could see the dress she picked out to wear for you! I LOVE how Joseph screams "Daddyyyyyy" every time he hears a lawn mower or sees a white truck! Your selflessness always amazes me. It was your day today, but at the end of the day... I caught you re-mopping the floors....because you knew how hard I worked to clean them earlier before Sophia tracked sidewalk chalk through the kitchen. You couldn't say thank you enough for the simple things we did for you today. It's our turn to say thank you! Thanks for all you do for us each and every day. I couldn't do it without you!

Here are some pics from your day!
Here is Sophia wearing her special red dress (it fit perfectly with our chick-fil-A birthday theme) when you had your birthday breakfast!

Here is the birthday boy ready for his day

And finally the birthday boy gets some cake!

And of course just a few pics of the party theme. Sophia decided a chick-fil-a party was in order...being that you eat lunch there almost EVERY day. Kinda funny that you chose pizza instead for your birthday dinner tonight. Anyway..hope you enjoyed the chick-fil-a cookies!

So, congratulations to two of my most favorite people! Happy Summer!

1 comment:

yiayia said...

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!! And many more. Lia, I told you time flies by QUICKLY!!!! I cannot help but have teary eyes watching Sophia and Joseph grow. I know it's so hard when you're a mother watching -- cooking--cleaning--raising a family---but try try try to cherish these times---they truly are fleeting moments! <3