This school year was crazy! Not only did I find myself in the classroom literally, in second grade to be exact as a Paraprofessional, it was the first year my kids attended school in Colorado. Not only that, they had to switch schools in November because we moved for the second time in six months! When they started school here on the front range I knew that it could be difficult. It’s so hard moving to a new state and to make new friends but moving twice in six months and having to attend a new school in the middle of a school year can be pretty hard on a kid. Jaydon found himself behind academically after the move, Braidy found himself practically a grade level ahead.
But despite the crazy year, Jaydon found himself all caught up by the end of the school year and they seemed to enjoy their new school just as much as they enjoyed their school on the Western Slope.
Check out Jaydon’s first and last days of school:
I think he’s a little taller, but a little whiter because he had a lot of summer fun and was a bit tan at the start of third grade in August.
I think I see the most change in Braidy though.
First off, he’s now missing a tooth. He lost his first tooth this year and the second one is loose as well. His baby chubby cheeks are slowly going away and he’s a bit more confident in himself. He’s a super smart child now reading chapter books! He has transformed from a sweet little mama’s boy to a very intelligent kindergartener who apparently has had a few girlfriends this year. 😉 Boy was it interesting keeping up with that!
At any rate, summer has begun for us. When we got home today I let the kids build their own ice creams topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkles. I just thought for once instead of hounding the kids to eat their veggies, that I’d be “fun mom” and start the summer off on a high.
We set up the back patio so we can enjoy being outdoors more and tomorrow we’ll be going fishing at one of the many lakes around here! I might even be able to get my paddleboard out there on the water.
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