Friday, May 29, 2009

This is the note I sent in Aidan's lunch today. I can't believe that my fist born is graduating from Kindergarten! It is wild! He brought home a "diploma" the other day to certify that he had in fact completed Kindergarten and all I could do was cry. I just can't believe how old and grown up he is. I am so excited about summer, going at a slower pace, and spending lots of time at the pool, but I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I can totally see how you could wake up one day and it all be over. It would be so easy to feel like you missed it. I don't want that to happen. I pray I will be intentional with the time I have with my kids. When they are born 18 years feels like an eternity, but then all of the sudden they are finishing kindergarten and it all happened in a flash.

End of the year is a busy time for parents of school age kids and our lives have been full. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to.

We had a hot dog picnic the other day

Then the kids played a game
that looked like mass chaos to me but was fun for them.
Next we went inside for ice cream sundays (yummy!). I just loved this picture of Aidan's classmate with the whipped cream on her nose.
The kids had dress up day and could dress up like pirates or Hawaii style. Aidan chose a pirate. I talked him into the parrot on his shoulder...I just think it is fun. They have also had favorite shirt day, glasses day, and favorite hats.
I got to be a part of field day which was super fun for everyone!
Look at the intensity on that face while he is jumping hurdles.
And of course they had tug of war. We did boys against
girls! And don't let there cuteness surprise you, they were tough!

Aidan, you have grown and matured this year. You have an eagerness about life that I love to see. You love to learn and I pray you will always have an excitement to learn about the things and people around you. You have a sweet tender heart that the Lord has blessed you with. Give all of it to Him! It is such a joy to be your mom. I am so thankful for you.


Meaghan said...

wow! i can't believe you have one that old!

Kate said...

Great pictures!