Friday, August 30, 2013

First Day Of School

Things I want to remember....

You were so excited when I woke you up for've been ready for a 
couple of weeks now!

You were so PROUD to wear your safety patrol belt to school.

After school your first words were, "Mrs. Girvin is amazing!"

Your safety patrol position is in the front lobby.  You are the first patrol person that
students see upon entering the building.  On the 3rd day of school, I was coming out
of the office and I saw how you were greeting the younger students as they made their way
into school.  My heart was so full.  What a big responsibility you have in helping
to make it a great start to someone's day.  I think it's the perfect job for you.

Everyday after school this week when I ask you how your day was, you first want to hear
all about mine.

You were the first person to volunteer to present your "getting to know you" assignment you had this week in front of your class.  You are so confident.  I hope
we can keep that going.

At the end of the first day, Mrs. Girvin moved Brandon's desk next to yours.  Brandon is so lucky to have you for a friend.
He counts on you and you help him throughout the day.  Whenever I see you in the cafeteria,
he is always right next to you.   You do this all on your own and Dad and I are so proud of you.

I quick made you a cake after school that first day.  It's not easy working and doing
special things like this last minute & there wasn't any frosting in the pantry...
but it's important to me.
When you walked in the door after tennis practice
and saw the cake on the table, you came running to give me a hug.
It sure makes it worth the effort when I see how appreciative you are.
And, you didn't even say anything about not having frosting on the cake!

I have loved listening to your stories about school this week and hearing the
excitement in your voice.  I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!

Our first week is over and we are a little tired!
We're looking forward to a four day weekend!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Gabe said...

love that first photo...the pencils in the jar look so cool!

What a nice list for Brady to look back at! I love 5th grade!

Kris said...

Kerri, you and your husband have obviously done a wonderful job with raising Brady. Even though you have a long ways to go, he is off to a great start!!! What an awesome kid he is!!!
xo Kris

Nicolle said...

Brady is so awesome, I just don't know what else to say. He is such a great kid, in a sea full of kids who might not always be so nice. Love him, and love this post. xo

Jill said...

He is so lucky to have you for his mom :-) Looks like it's going to be a great year! Enjoy your time off. I started back this past week too and I'm exhausted, lol.


yaya said...

You hit the jackpot in the kiddo pool! Brady sounds like a wonderful young man and he's getting so tall..atleast that's how it looks in the cute pic. Good luck to both of you this year..5th grade always seemed like the hard year for my guys. I wish you luck in working and taking care of your family too..that's a hard time also..been there, still doing it! Enjoy the long weekend!

linda eller said...

I am new to your blog, but can see family is as important to you, as it is to me. Your son is certainly on the right track, and I am sure he was taught that at home.
Linda in Tennessee

Cindy said...

I can't even believe he is a fifth grader! What a great kid and friend he is!!

{cindy} said...

I agree with the other cindy!! fifth grade!!! why do our babies just keep growing up!:)

you captured some great memories here kerri. little details you surely would forget if you didn't write them down. makes blogging worth it right!:)

what an amazing son you are raising!

have a happy day

Val said...

Fifth grade is so awesome. I hope he has been enjoying it. Happy Fall.

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