Sunday, July 22, 2018

Kindergarten- an expected journey!

It's the end of an era.  Daniel is headed to kindergarten tomorrow and I'm already crying my eyes out. I'm going to miss him so much it.

I can't believe his time at home with me is as at an end. Once he leaves he'll never really be back. Sure there is summer, and holiday breaks but already a small portion of his childhood is slipping through my fingers. 

He's going to an amazing school and I actually heard wonderful things about his teacher just today. He has a few friends in his class. I am grateful to the Lord for the small tender mercies he's shown me and Danny as I release him into the world. I wish we could spend everyday flying kites and playing mouse trap. But Alas, he's on to the next chapter in his life. 

The past year I have dedicated the time when Sammy and Charlie are both napping to Danny. We've played board games, eaten popsicles, laughed and built legos together for the last year. We started off our "quiet time" around this time last year playing games like Mouse Trap, Candy land, and my personal favorite Candy Land 3000 (a creation of Danny's own).  On Friday we played Blokus and he was really good at it! I hired a babysitter a few times this last week so that Danny and I could go out together and get ice cream while Sammy and Charlie were napping. Danny was so excited to go with just me. I don't think anyones ever been as excited to hang out me as much as Danny has. My friend, my companion for the last 5.5 years. 

We have had so many adventures together and we had so much time to ourselves before little brothers came on the scene. I am excited for him because Kindergarten is so fun.  It is definitely a biter sweet moment.  

I made a small video for Danny capturing some of the highlights of his "stay-at-home" phase in life. We've done so much together! I'd like to leave a few words for Danny before you watch this. 


I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for being you. You are caring, bright, patient and I'm so lucky to be your mom. Everybody at school is going to love you because you are so kind, thoughtful and generous. I'm so grateful that Wyatt made it possible for me to stay home with you, what a privilege! I know I wasn't always a perfect mom but I was always grateful to be home with you. You're future is bright and we love you very much. To end I'll leave you with these parting words...

You are braver than you believe
Stronger than you seem
Smarter than you think 



picked out his clothes for kindergarten today!

Went to find his "perfect" backpack let them play in the splash pad and bought them candy

Danny's "yes-yes" day! I told him we could do whatever he wanted on Friday (to mark the end of him being a stay at home-r)

Peter Piper Pizza for the win! Great choice Danny, it was fun.

Meet the teacher night

Meet the teacher night

Our Costco Ice Cream/Churro date!

Our Coldstone Date! Danny got cotton candy flavored ice cream :)

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