Category: D Monthly Updates
|July 21, 2015||Posted by Holly Marie under D Monthly Updates, Life and Times in our House||
How can it be? How can the boy that made me a mother be in school? Time is not a mother’s friend. Time goes by too fast. As I sit here before your first day at school I am a mix of emotions, but mostly I want you to know just how proud we are of the young gentleman you’ve become.
You are a bundle of excitement that can not be contained today. You keep asking when we are leaving for school and are most notably thrilled to play with your friends. I am awash with emotions. I am beyond thrilled that you will be in a safe environment with children your own age, learning and playing. Socialization is incredibly important. You long to be independent and we hope that you thrive in this new school.
I am hoping with all hope that the steps we’ve taken to keep you safe will endure. That peanut butter hands do not find you. That you will not be jammed in the leg by a life-saving medicine by your teacher. A teacher who is doing everything in her power to keep you safe. I know that without a doubt. I am hoping if that happens that one or two Epi-Pens are enough. It has to be.
I am hoping that the classroom parents are understanding and not hurtful. How in the world is a cupcake worth more than a child’s life? As a former teacher I KNOW how important being in school is, truly. I am just hoping that we’ve made the right decision for you. That we do not look back on this day in tears.
You are a bright young man. You care about other’s feelings and make sure that they are tended to. You do not understand hate. It is incomprehensible to you that other’s can have such biting anger. May that ignorance to the harsh world endure a bit longer. May you always question the cruelty of others.
You love singing and dancing. You are going to relish the time to get up and get your boogie on. May you always dance with your heart wide open.
You are going to LOVE school. You already love school. Back to School Night was a hit in your eyes and you keep talking about your teachers and what you are going to do. I can’t wait to hear about what you learned today, about your friends, and about the fun. Life should be a little bit more fun.
|November 10, 2014||Posted by Holly Marie under D Monthly Updates, Life and Times in our House|
Usually I am all about the “perfect” Pinterest-Worthy set-up for birthdays… but this year, at three it was his choice. He picked out every little detail and loved all of the surprises we planned throughout the day.
The night before I put up all of the decorations, got out all of his favorite goodies, and baked him an allergy-free cake. When he woke up in the morning he literally “ooohhed” and “ahhed” downstairs and took his time looking at everything that was for HIS birthday. He remembers clearly when Em had her first birthday and was so excited that his big day was finally here!
We jumped right in the car and headed to go on our coffee date. A cup of whip-cream befitting a king was bestowed upon him at Starbucks and he proudly showed the other patrons before slowly devouring the cup. After licking the cup clean we hit the rode to the zoo. One of his most favorite places in the whole world. We looked at all of the animals, rode the carousel, played with the sting rays, and visited his favorite of the day, the rhino(changes weekly).
On the way home, we told him we would go to Chipotle and he screamed in glee! One of the only places we can eat(allergy-friendly) and his favorite food of all time. He kept saying what he was going to eat, his order, over and over until we arrived.
He proudly announced that it was his birthday and relished in the attention during lunch.
When we got home after Em napped we opened presents, blew out candles and ate way too much sugar! I loved that he picked out the plates, the napkins, the cake, the type of cake and frosting, and all of the colors. Such a special day for our little man.
The next day he proudly proclaimed that he was now, in fact, a big boy. Big boys go potty on the potty(he does), and walk instead of being carried as he explained to me.
Love my big boy.
|November 2, 2014||Posted by Holly Marie under D Monthly Updates||
|March 6, 2014||Posted by Holly Marie under Adventures in Cooking, D Monthly Updates, E Monthly Updates|
|February 11, 2014||Posted by Holly Marie under D Monthly Updates||