I'm so excited that our school district decided to move 6th grade from the middle school into the elementary school this year like many other schools in our county. I get to have him with me one more year before he goes to the middle school! Brady on the other hand is not as excited. He said, "in all the history of this school...they wait until my grade to make this big change!" He was ready to move on. I'm hoping that our principal mixes it up a bit and gives the 6th graders some extra responsibility in the building to keep it different for them.
Brady was excited and ready to go back to school. There are two 6th grade teachers and he will go back and forth between the two with science, math, communication arts and social studies. He will also have music, gym, art, library and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
It's crazy to me that I have a 6th grader. It seems it was just last year that we were registering him for kindergarten. He was this little boy in this big scary school. And now, he is this confident and kind young man that continues to make us proud with the way he conducts himself, the choices he makes and the way he treats others. Here's to a great school year!
Has it really been a year since I last blogged? I'm not even sure I remember how to publish a post!
Lately, I have been feeling guilty about not documenting our memories. My husband and dad often ask me when I'm going to start blogging again. My dad lives eight hours away and I think he feels more connected to us when he can read a little something every now and then.
There are a few reasons that I haven't kept up on here. I sometimes just feel too busy and too tired to sit down at the computer at the end of the day. I also worry some about what people really think and I wonder who is reading. Isn't that silly?! I'm sure I don't need to worry anymore about that last one!
However, I do miss being able to look back over the years and remember exactly what was going on during that time because I had taken the time to blog about it. The days are flying by and I like using this space as a journal. I've said it many times before that writing doesn't come easily to me. I think I'm just going to put less pressure on myself, blog when I can, and use this space for preserving things I want to remember. We'll see how it goes.
Brady was at a friend's birthday party all afternoon and came home just quick enough this evening to change his clothes and he was off to the first home football game of the year. Without us. I wanted to get a picture of him before he left but it all happened so fast I didn't get a chance. I took this picture last week of Brady and our neighbor's dog...I guess it'll do!