A regular ‘ol school year.

I’m the first to admit that I’ve never really fallen into the *pro-grow* camp when my kids are concerned.  Not because I’m not looking forward to what the future holds, but because I’m always wishing time would slow down so that I can soak it all in.  To really appreciate who my beautiful babies are growing up to be, and who they are right now.  Without all of the rush and the duties of life.  Because obviously it all goes so fast and sometimes I feel like I’ve missed it while buried underneath a pile of laundry.

This year is different.  We’ve turned a corner and voila!  We have big kids!  Well maybe not BIG kids, but at least they all use the potty, so yes, bigger kids.  And each kiddo is thriving and growing and right where they need to be.

Henry has happily settled into our neighborhood elementary school as a second grader.  {Second Grade!!}  He has grown leaps and bounds since this time last year.   {In heart, mind, and yes, shoe size.}  We are constantly blown away by his independence, his strong work ethic and determination.  And each of these traits is nicely balanced by a heart overflowing with love and concern for others.

He’s obviously not a little boy anymore. He is a big kid and he’s got it handled.  He makes it easy to simply love him as he grows.  For this I am so thankful.

Charlie cutie.

We truly understand and appreciate the gift that a regular ‘ol school year is.  {Who would have ever thought it?}  And so we are basking in the goodness of knowing that each kiddo is thriving.

This picture is deceiving because William really does love school.  He however, does not like picture day at school.  Obviously.

I’m so proud of our little guy.  He’s learning new things.  He’s making real friends.  And I love catching him in his steady stream of talk – singing songs he’s learned during circle time, rattling off the days of the week, or pretending to be the teacher.  He’s been busy creating his own little slice of life that I don’t know about.  It’s kind of killing me a little bit.  In a good way.  I’m so proud of him.  And let’s be honest, I’m proud of me too.

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6 thoughts on “A regular ‘ol school year.

  1. I virtually never post a reply, but I just want to say that I soooo thoroughly enjoy all your posts & love hearing about & watching your babies grow into toddlers . . . into little boys . . . into big boys!! I am a grandma to 3 little boys (9, 7, 5) and 3 little girls (2.5, 1.5, 1) and will welcome the gender-tie-breaker in May! My 2.5 yo granddaughter has Down syndrome, so I’ve especially enjoyed seeing Charlie’s development and wonderful thriving!! Love your humor & love how you write so “real”!

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