Monday, April 19, 2010

Nearing the End

It seems like just yesterday, I was fretting over the fact that Dylan was starting Pre-K. The past 8 months have flown by, and as of today, Dylan only has a month left of school.

Let me just preface this by saying that I'm overly emotional. I was always emotional, but my pregnancy with Lexie pushed me over the edge. It must have been all that estrogen coursing through my body. Now, I cry at anything and everything.

I am sad that Dylan's year in Pre-K is almost over. Truth is, it was a fantastic first year of school for him. I couldn't have planned it to go more perfectly. He attends a wonderful school and has an amazing teacher. To say that I wish she could teach him for the next 13 years, would be an understatement! Dylan and his teacher have been known to greet each other at drop-off with a hug and kisses on the cheek.

This year was such a change for us. It was the first time I was really away from Dylan, 3 times a week. It ended up going so well. Dylan had no problems adjusting to school, and I couldn't be any happier with his school and teachers. Next year is going to be an even bigger change, a much more strict and impersonal one. I can honestly say I'm going to miss the extra days with my son, and our fun afternoons at the park.

I now understand why this school fills up quickly. I fully plan to be at registration an hour early next year, just to get a spot for Lexie! I really hope that she ends up in the same school, with the same teacher!

It's been a great year for Dylan and I'm sad to see it come to an end. The real reason? I'm sad to see him move on, because it means he's growing up way too quickly!

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On a happier, less sentimental note, we had a great day. It was sunny and warming up from our cold weekend. We spent time at the park, and Dylan had a good T-Ball practice.

And my kids? They made me smile all day, even through this awful nausea (and no, I am not pregnant!) I've had today. (Oh, stomach virus, please spare me!)

A Father/Son moment:

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Playing soccer with The Bean (and attempting to pictures). Gotta love her "emo" hair:

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A practice game (clueless and comical are two words that come to mind):

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Taking a breather:

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Mr. Freaky Fingers (and some seriously scratched trim):

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Life is good.

10 comments:

  1. I don't think it will be imformal/stricter for sure. You'll have to see what you get next year. My kids have had all sorts of teachers. I LOVE James's K teacher. I do drive him and he doesn't take a bus so I get to see more interactions than if he would just ride the bus. But his teacher is very kind and warm and its a good fit. Hopefully you will get a great K teacher too.

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  2. El loves school and her teacher so it makes it easy to let her go...but sad too. I can't believe she'll be in first grade next year.

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  3. love all the pictures! Do you get a better chance at getting in with Lexi because you already had him there? Hopefully she gets in, I need to figure out something for alex! Love the pictures!

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  4. I'm feeling so sad about this year coming to an end too. We still don't know if we'll repeat Kindergarten or move on to 1st grade, so that just adds even more stress.

    Great pictures!!

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  5. I totally hear ya. When I found out kindergarten was all day every day, I nearly lost it completely. It's been over a month and I'm STILL fighting it!

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  6. Adorable pictures!! I love the one of Lexie laying in the grass.

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  7. Glad Dylan has had such a wonderful year.

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  8. It does seem like this year has flown by! I will have a kindergartner and a first grader next year! I love the practice pics...clueless and comical pretty much sums up our ball team too:)

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  9. Life sure IS good; hope you are able to get your daughter in with the same teacher.

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  10. I'm right there with you, sister! I'm in complete denial that I have a registered Kindergartner....I don't want to let him or this easy-go-lucky phase of our lives go. He'll thrive and love every minute of it, I know, but that doesn't make it any easier for this mom. :( Treasuring every minute until this fall!!!!

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