School is Out For Summer Yo!


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. 

About Heather Jones

I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Heather Jones. For questions about this blog, please contact me via the “Contact Me” link on the top menu bar or click here. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

Disclosure Policy For Reviews / Guest/Sponsored Posts: 

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for posts or advertisements, I (we) always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

To see more of my disclosure policy please click here.

Heather Jones

I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

4 thoughts on “School is Out For Summer Yo!

  1. I think both Braidy and Jaydon look older but Braidy definitely changed during the school year. Our school children don’t get finished until June 22nd an entire month after your state. I imagine they will start back a month later as well.

  2. Love seeing the differences just a school year can make!! It’s hard to see it as they grow, but then looking through photos makes it so clear! Yay for summer!

What are your thoughts?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.