This is just a crazy time. Watching Aaron head to Kindergarten. We prayed a lot over him and with him the last five years, but a whole lot in the last month. We've talked about being a Light, showing people Jesus, giving everyone a smile. We've talked about being nice to EVERYONE, no matter how they treat you. I know my baby has a fantastic heart and I love to listen to him pray and read the Bible and act it out. I love watching him in action and I can't wait to watch him grow.
Aaron loves to learn and he loves to teach. He loves to figure things out and make things work. He loves to fix things. But he really, really loves to read. He is so excited about school. He truly can't wait to go every day. Forever. Sad face and happy face for Mama, all at the same time.
We still had zero interest in pictures. The kids were up around 6 ready to go. Aaron was riding the bus today and I think he would have waited at the stop at 6am if we would have let him.
He bounded right up on the bus. One of his friends from preschool was on there and he sat with him. The kindergartners sit right behind the bus driver. There is only one more stop after our house before school.
He said he got off the bus and went to class. Easy as that. And it wasn't scary at all.
Carpool line was something special at Abigail's school today, and she was ready to get on with it.
They both had a fantastic day. Aaron went to PE and said he learned all the rules.
Abigail got to play outside.
We met Aaron at the bus stop after school. He got right off. There was only one stop before our house so he gets home quicker than if we did the carpool line.
This is such a crazy week with early dismissals, but the kids are having a great time. We are LOVING having Abigail at Aaron's preschool. His teacher from last year sent me the picture above. She took it today of Abigail on the playground. Abigail is Right at Home there. She spent a lot of time up there eating lunch with Aaron last year and everyone knows her.
Today was a crazy day. The kids get out early all week and the preschool gets out super early, so it's like I barely drop off before I pick up.
And I had to pick Aaron up today (normally he will ride the bus, but he had an assessment he had to go to) and there wasn't time in between to do much, so we were just in the pick up line really early and just WAITED.
Then we gulped down lunch and WAITED while Aaron was in his assessment.
Abigail did A LOT of puzzles
And then we had to take a meal to someone and get home to try to rest and then, I swear, it was dinner time!
WHEW. Tomorrow is Aaron's first day riding the bus. Jory will be out at the stop with him.
So, I decided to do something fun every day this summer - little things like PJ Day and sno cones and big things like family trips. We didn't make every single day, and there were some misses: We never went to Dove Pool which the kids really want to do and we actually never went to the park in our neighborhood. And there are some things that will be better to do when they are a bit older: Movie under the Stars at Hey Sugar, Medieval Times...but we did do a lot of fun stuff.
We swam a lot...at Dee and Papa's and Grandad and Mimi's and the Elliott's and the Cotton's and the Huffman's and the Lott's and the McAdams. We met Daddy for meals. We had ice cream and snocones. We went to the library a lot.
We had visits from Uncle Doug and Grandma Beth. We had Movie Day and PJ Day. We planted vegetables and picked tomatoes. We went on a cruise (which Aaron says was the best part of Summer). We got popsicles from the Ice Cream Truck.
We made mud and went to Chuck E Cheese and played at our friends' houses. We went to Central Market and visited Aunt Susan at the Museum of Art in Fort Worth.
We went to the movie theatre, the botanical gardens (in three cities) and a splash park in Dallas.
We went to the splash pad, the Disney store and two aquariums. We took gymnastics and swim and we saw fireworks.
We went to Farmers Markets, the Perot Museum and birthday parties. We built legos and saw airplanes.
We read more books than you can ever imagine. We made up games and played them.
We had a fabulous summer. We are looking forward to a fabulous school year and another Summer of Fun in 2015.