This sweet boy of mine is officially 11 months old today!! I can't believe that in one month we will be celebrating his FIRST BIRTHDAY! Where has the time gone?
Scout, at 11 months you are a ball of energy. Even your caregivers on Sunday morning say you can't be contained!! You are standing independently and have taken a few small steps... we are waiting with baited breath for the true walking to begin. You LOVE to play and laugh, especially at your biggies who are your greatest source of entertainment. You are an eating machine and rarely will stop before every last piece of food is gone... from the whole table! You love most anything, except the hard-boiled egg yolk I gave you this morning. I couldn't help but laugh at your repeated gagging... I guess one bite was enough! You love playing with anything that is not a toy, but your freedom is more important so we have moved all of Deacon's legos for you to have free-reign of the playroom. Funny enough, you sleep incredibly well in the pack-&-play in the study so we have let that go for now. I figure, why does it matter?? You love Scarlet, baths, crawling super fast, your freedom and eating. You despise diaper changes, things being taken away from you, and being "boxed" in (the saucer, swing, etc.) You are such a JOY and we are so thankful for you and your precious life!!
In other news, Kindergarten was a raging success yesterday... for everyone! D did an awesome job getting ready and being super excited in the morning. After I had snapped a few photos, he came over to the couch and looked at me, his eyes filled with tears. "I'm just gonna miss you too much to be gone all day now," he said. Of course my eyes filled instantly and I hugged him for a moment before I grabbed my camera. I didn't want him to see how sad I was to have him leave me all day, plus I really am so excited for him so we started taking pictures again instead.
By time we got to the school he was excited, and a little disgusted that there were so many people and we had to walk far :) We got inside and stood in the kinder "holding spot" until it was time to walk to class. When they were dismissed he walked straight back, talking to other kids and parents. *joy* All three of us walked into his room where he immediately found his nametag, cubby and the play blocks sitting in front of him. We hung around for a few minutes and when other parents started leaving, we kissed him and made our exit. He ROCKED!!!
When we got to the car, I had a few tears but that was pretty much it. He was amazing and I am so thankful for his confidence and excitement for school. When he got off the bus he was all smiles and so were we. FC loved meeting him at the bus stop and he told us about several exciting things about his day- friends, how to earn prizes from the treasure box, eating lunch, working on "homework", and recess. SUCCESS on day one of my new reality.
"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not abandon the works of your hands."- Psalm 138:8