School’s OUT for SUMMER!
I can’t believe that Rachel has finished her very first year of Preschool. Where did the time go? It was a year of major change for both Rachel and I. The beginning of the school year was rocky. Rachel loved and hated school all at the same time. The first few weeks went well then she decided she didn’t like it and wanted to stay home with me. Each school morning was bit of a challenge. But, after Thanksgiving break she decided she LOVED school and would ask to go. Having such a wonderful, loving teacher, Mrs. Bryant helped her a lot. Mrs. Bryant deserves a medal for dealing with 10 two / three year olds every day! I had a bit of an adjustment too. It was hard those first few weeks to just drop Rachel off with a stranger and drive away. It was also a strange new state of reality that she was not attached to me and no longer was in need of me every minute of the day. But, I survived and have enjoyed having some time to do tasks uninterrupted! Rachel has learned so much this year and I am so proud of the little girl she is growing into. One of the things Mrs. Bryant has told me over and over this year is how much empathy and compassion Rachel has for her school friends. When a friend is sick, hurt or just wants a toy – Rachel is there by their side to help. It makes my heart swell to know that she feels so deeply for her friends at such a young age.
We are very much looking forward to this summer! We have lots of events planned, swimming lessons and a trip to the New England area to visit friends, family and to spread the rest of my Dad’s ashes and say our final good-bye’s to him.
Hope everyone has a fun, happy and safe summer!
All our love,
Denise, Jeff and Rachel
Did you know... Rachel's first time rolling over was on 06/26/2010 more fun facts