Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back to School Night!

Last night was Aiden's back to school night. We really didn't need to go but I thought it would be a great opportunity for Aiden to show mom and dad what he got to do everyday.

As soon as we walked through the door he zoomed down the hall to his classroom. I'm was so happy to see his excitement. He comes home so happy everyday from school, smiling ear to ear. When Luke and I finally arrived at his classroom he was already completely submerged in play. He walked us around and showed us the school bus that he painted with his picture on it. He showed us where he plays with the play-doh (his favorite thing to do because it's messy).

As we walked around the room, looking at everything, the smile on his face grew a little more and a little more.

After the classroom tour, we headed to the library where we found Clifford. Aiden is still pretty scared of life size characters (he runs screaming from the chocolate bars at hershey park still) so we stayed pretty far away from the big red dog! We bought some books from the book fair (just being there took me back to the 3rd grade, remembering how I would grow so giddy at the thought of the book fair coming).

Let's hope the excitement tonight lasts all school year long, right?

Monday, September 12, 2011

One PROUD Mama!!!

I get daily gratification from seeing my swim students swim all by themselves, but it really is nothing compared to what I felt this weekend when I watched my little boy jump off the diving board and swim himself across the pool all by himself.

We've been working on breathing all summer and in that instant he finally got it. He didn't have a swim belt or a life jacket on either He did it all by himself. I almost cried.

I am one happy Mama!!!!