just like that, in a blink of an eye, i have a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old. How.Did.That.Happen?
This year was a big first day of school in the Schimpf house – Not only was it the first day for Jackson who is the one of the ‘big kids’ of the school (the oldest class!) but Ms. Molly got a spot in the ‘little kids’ room. She was wait-listed and at the very last minute got a spot and we couldn’t be more excited! I really believe she is going to thrive there and its exactly what she needs. That and she pitched a fit everytime we had to leave Jackson but she couldn’t stay there last year 😉
Jackson – As you go into the last year of preschool, I hope you learn new things everyday. Make friends. Help others. Listen to your teachers. Speak up when you need help. Take care of people that are sad or hurt. Giggle when things are silly and always remember how very much I love you. I’m so proud of you. You are growing up to be such a special little boy, just as I knew you would be. I can’t wait to see all that you learn this year.
When I look at this picture, I will always smile when I look at your crooked little haircut and your cut on your chin (from a ‘faceplant’ at the park the day before!) just the way you were on your first day of school.. perfectly you.
Molly – As you go into the first year of preschool, I hope you learn new things everyday too. I hope you discover the world is an amazing place with so much for you to take in. I hope you learn how to share (you little stinker aren’t so great at that, yet!) Enjoy the girlie toys and know you don’t have to stick to just trains, planes, and cars like you play with your brother at home (unless you want to of course.) Sing and dance at the end of every day. Let your new friends hear your sweet laughter. Keep reading all the books you love so much. I can’t wait to see how much you will grow this year. I know you are going to be great. Don’t forget, no matter how big you get, you will always be my little girl.
I will always giggle when I see your little pebbles hairstyle and think of the way you yelled ‘bump-kin’ all morning – since you are in the PUMPKIN class!
Some of the two together that make me realize just how fast time is going…
Thanks for bringing me on this incredible ride..
I love you both,