Isaac had his last day of school as well in the Big Tots class. Man, I can't even begin to describe or put into words how far that little boy has come. Makes me emotional just thinking about it. He is my shy, unsure, very cautious about new things/environment, not so social little boy. I had a hard time deciding to put him in school or not but decided it was the right thing and it was a good thing for him. I'm so glad I did. He has strived and gone far beyond what I would have thought during his first year at Covenant. I think his teachers were a little worried about him at first because he was so quiet and didn't talk or do much. By the end of the year, he was dancing and singing and talking and playing. His teachers would love to tell me when I would pick him up in car line how much he was interacting. They just adored him and one teacher in particular would send me pictures sometimes throughout the day of him dancing or singing or doing whatever. As a mom, that means so much. Especially when you're not sure how your little shy boy will do. They loved on him so well and helped him develop into a more outgoing, school loving child. And I mean, he came to love school. On the days I would just take Ella, he would get upset that he wasn't going and he would ask about going to school often. When I dropped him off, he would just walk right in and not even turn back. He usually went straight to the books and sat down and would start flipping through. I have truly seen such a dramatic difference in him from the first day to the last. His teachers invested so well in him and I am so very thankful for that. He is growing and maturing and loving school and others and it does this mama heart good. One little thing to remember: I think his favorite song he's learned this year in music class was "see ya later alligator" and he always wants to sing "God our father" before all meals. And he would always tell me when I asked him who he played with "Jeremiah and Nora..or Noah. I haven't figured out that last one yet. Some days it seems Nora and others Noah.
I'll never forget how his teachers loved him so much and cared so well about his development this past school year.
Levi had his last day in the baby class. He only started when he turned one but he never had any issues with going to his "school". He only went once a week so not too often. The teachers adored him as well and he enjoyed his time there. Never fussed when I dropped him off. He decided on the last day of school, he was going to walk the whole time. His teachers thought that was funny. I enjoyed getting all the little crafts he made me ;) This fall, he starts Tiny Tots!!
Levi dressed and ready for his last day with his new kicks on
Last day at the same school together for a few years- made me extra emotional cause they love being there together and Ella is always looking out for him...I just know I'll miss these days of them like this. It really is hard to think of them being at different schools- in some weird way, my heart breaks a little because of it. But, I guess that is all part of this parenthood journey...there will be hard decisions and unknowns and you just have to trust you are doing the right thing for each child. I feel strongly we are doing the right things for each but goodness, its just not easy sometimes. Maybe I'm thinking too much into it and just more emotional right now. I just feel more than ever the fleeting of time as she's about to embark on this whole new journey where she's actually going to kindergarten. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms while she slept on me. This growing up thing and getting all big and starting like "full time" school is a little too much for me right now. I'm just not ready to let go of my little girl :(
And leaving her brothers. That makes me sad too. But I will trust. I will lay down my fears and know He who has this and has led us this far and has given us great peace about our hard decisions.
Ella and her teacher, Ms.Kim. She has been so great and Ella already misses her and has asked about her! Ms. Kim has been so sweet and loving toward the class and I'm thankful for teachers like her!
Two of Isaac's teachers, Ms. Amber and Ms. Alicia...loved him so well. Right after I took this picture, he started with his goofy smile ;) He likes them too. Ms. Amber would send me pictures of Isaac sometimes and I loved it. She really really loved her some Isaac man! They had a sweet little bond and she was always so excited to see him!
And Ms. Wendy was Isaac's teacher too. They were all so great and helped him so much this school year- I hope they are back in the fall so Isaac can visit with them. She was his teacher on Wednesdays whereas the other two were his teachers on Thursdays.
And little Levi's teachers too. They are just the sweetest and absolutely loved having him in their class. Levi really liked them too- always ready to go straight to them. I mean, I just have nothing but wonderful things to say about all these ladies that have touched my children's lives in positive, encouraging ways!
And this was on the last day too- Ms. Amber sent me this picture saying she went straight to him when she went outside. This just melts me. Love them so much! And thankful for little pictures and glimpses into their day like this!