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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

First Day vs. Last Day

If y'all don't already, then you need to follow Andrea from Momfessionals because she always has such cute, creative posts. Last week she shared her kiddos' first and last days of school, and I just loved the idea so much. Today, I want to shared what our first & last days have looked like!

Stephen's 1st & Last days of Kindergarten

August 2013
June 2014
Oh my heart! He grew so, so much!!

Carson's 1st & Last days of Kindergarten

August 2014/June 2015
I just can't with this one! 
He went from my little baby boy to my big boy in just a few short months!

Stephen's 1st & Last days of 1st Grade

August 2014/June 2015
Such a silly boy!

Carson's 1st & Last days of 1st Grade

 August 2015
May 2016
(one less tooth)

Stephen's 1st & Last days of 2nd Grade

 August 2015
May 2016
The boys also changed schools this year, so it was a huge year for all of us!
And it was honestly the BEST move ever.

Stephen's 1st & Last Days of 3rd Grade 

August 2016
May 2017
Did he really grow that much in one year?!
3rd grade was a tough, trying year, but goodness this boy rose to every challenge. Joe and I couldn't be any prouder of this incredibly sweet, kind, smart boy!

Carson's 1st & Last days of 2nd Grade

August 2016
May 2017
This year..this boy!
As you can see the boys are two years apart in age, yet how their birthdays fall, they are only 1 grade apart in school. We've made the difficult decision to have Carson repeat 2nd grade. We want to make sure that his base in reading and math is super strong before moving on to the difficult task of 3rd grade. He worked his butt off this year, and his grades were GREAT really. He just started realizing how much work went into learning what the other kids in his grade were learning. He's also a full year + younger than the majority of the kids in his class. We totally discussed this plan with him, and we would have had a more difficult decision had he been upset with it. He's looking forward to having double the friends because he's still going to be great buddies with his current friends as well as his new friends next year. I cannot wait to see how far this bright, beautiful, thoughtful boy goes! 

Ms. Little & Ms. Osborne were incredible teachers, and I cannot thank them enough. They were fully invested in our boys, and the boys learned so much more than just math & language arts. They were taught by these teachers and the rest of the staff at their school to respect their teachers & fellow students. They were continually shown how to do what's right, to tell the truth, and how to serve Christ in the schools. God has blessed us with amazing teachers throughout our 4 years in the school system so far. 

Thank You Lord for teachers who love our children..who guide them..and who constantly encourage them. May You continue to get honor, glory, and praise for the works of these fine teachers and their students. You are good, oh so good, Lord!
-AMEN











8 comments:

  1. Boy they sure do change in a years time, it's crazy! Happy first week of summer! Our last day is tomorrow but I already was lazy this morning so summer is coming ha! xoxo ERIN

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    1. Yes!! I cannot even get over it! Yay..school's {almost} out for y'all!!! Enjoy it, friend!

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  2. Catelyn franklinMay 30, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Oh how we miss those wonderful boys! I'm glad to see they are doing well. <3

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    1. Seriously, you are still their favorite librarian ever. They don't love their current media specialist because she's not as cool as you, and I just have to agree with them!

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  3. I cannot believe how much they can change in a year! Look at how much they have grown. It is crazy to me to see the difference! What a great year you all had and I am so glad that they had wonderful teachers and enjoyed their new school!

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    1. I know!! It's crazy, and it makes me sad, happy, and all other feelings!

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  4. What a sweet post! They really grew like crazy this year! Hope you had a great Tuesday.

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    1. :) thanks. Maybe I have the comment thing figured out ;)

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