May 9th was Ian's last day of school this year. Where has the time gone? This school year just FLEW by and I can't believe that it's over. It was a good year. It started with Ian crying when he was left, but quickly in his second week, he said, "I'm done crying now." And, he was. He hasn't cried since! It's been all fun and games!
Ian had some familiar faces in his classroom this year. His first year of school, Mrs. Alethea was his teacher. Last year, Mrs. Annie was his teacher. This year, Mrs. Annie AND Mrs. Alethea were in his classroom! That was exciting . . . we love them both. His friends Brady, John Colton and Ella Harding were in his class this year again and were his best buddies throughout the year. Sully was a new buddy this year and quickly became a best buddy too. The other new friends Ian made this year that he talked about off and on over the year were Mila, Hadley, Isabella, Patrick, YookYum, Olivia and Alice.
I can't believe how differently Ian looks in these pictures compared to his first day of school pictures. He's so grown up! I can't wait to see what his next first day of school and last day of school pictures look like. I think it's gonna kill me a little bit every year. :)
I'm pretty sure that this next one is just about my FAVORITE even though I ask myself this question, "Is he three or is he sixteen?" Hmm.
I'm so thankful that we've been blessed with Mrs. Annie for the last two years and it looks like she'll be in Ian's class again next year. Woo hoo!
We love Mrs. Alethea and Mrs. Annie!
On Ian's last day of school, he made me this little jewel. I have to say that it really is a treasure! Deciding what to make my kids for mealtime every day truly stresses me out most of the time. It's just not an area of mothering that I feel good at so it's always a chore rather than a joy. This is proudly hanging on my refrigerator now and I'm praying that the Lord uses it to speak to my mind and my heart about turning this chore into a joy. I'm thankful that my sweet boy sees and appreciates my efforts, as pitiful as they can be some times!