Lion Cubs

Dear Blake, 

You are in the cub scouts called Lion Cubs and you just started going to meetings!  So far we went to a rocket launch, haunted trails, and had a den meeting.  I can’t wait to continue going to these things with you and watching you have fun.

Love,

Mama

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Basketball

Dear Blake,

You started playing basketball for the first time a few weeks ago.  You play in the park district basketball class.  I’m so glad you enjoy it!  It 
gives you something fun to do for exercise once a week.  Maybe one day you’ll play on a team just like your Dada.
Love,

Mama

First day of Kindergarten!

Dear Blake,

Yesterday was your first day of Kindergarten!  Time really does go fast.  You go on the bus now too.  I just got a new job in Frankfort schools and it was my first day back to school too so I had to miss your meet and greet and I missed you getting on the bus.   I had a really hard time with that.   I just want you to know that I didn’t want to miss it but I had to because of work.  Dada took lots of pictures so that I could see!  I will be able to go to the open house night and hopefully see you get on the bus one day soon.  I love you so much and hope you have a great year at Kindergarten!

Love,

Mama

Swim Lessons

Dear Blake,

This summer you went to a 2 week swim camp at the Bear Paddle swim school.  By the end of the 2 weeks you passed 2 levels and got 7 patches!  I absolutely love this place!  You actually enjoy swimming now.  You are going completely under water and swimming freestyle and backstroke! I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you learn next summer!

Love,

Mama

Disney!

Dear Blake,

 We just got back from an awesome vacation to Disney World!  This is the second time you have been there. We drove with Papa and Gigi just like I used to do when I was a little girl.  We brought a lot of things in the car for you to play with like DVD players and of course a Magna doodle.  We also brought walkie talkies so that we can talk to Papa and Gigi in the other car.

First we went to Jacksonville Beach to Auntie Christine in Uncle Bryan’s house.  We stayed there for a day and when in the pool and the beach and then we all drove to Disney World together.  We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside which is our favorite place to stay.  One day TT and Uncle Colin came and surprised Auntie Christine and Uncle Bryan and they got to see Rory for the first time. We went in all of the parks and you even went on most of the big rides.  You went on Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest and Space Mountain and Splash Mountain and the mine train ride which was your favorite you said.  It was so fun to show you all of the things that we do when we go to Disney and to see you enjoy it as well.  I cannot wait to take you back again someday!

Love,

Mama

You are 5!

Dear Blake,

You just turned 5 years old!  You are a whole hand old!  I can’t believe how fast time went, one minute you were born and the next you are 5!  We had a great day of celebrating, you wanted to go bowling and then Aurelios, so we did just that.  Then we went out to eat with Papa and Gigi and TT and uncle Colin and Rory at Olive Garden.  

The next day we celebrated both yours and Owen’s birthdays.  We had a lot of people over and had a big party even with a bounce house.  I told you I was sad because you are growing up and you said “But Mama, I have to, that’s what kids do, they grow up.”

I love you very much, 

Love, 

Mama

Preschool grad!

Dear Blake, 

You recently had your preschool graduation.   I can’t believe you are all done and will be going to kindergarten in the fall.   There was a little concert of songs performed and then you all went back to put on your caps.  You came walking out to the graduation song and waited in line for them to call your name and walk across the stage.  It made me cry to see you go accept your little diploma and graduate!  Then they said “Congrats to the class of…2030!”  That will be here before we know it.  Please stop growing up.  

Library card

Dear Blake,

Over the weekend I took you and Owen to the library and you got your first library card!  You were excited and wrote your own name on the back of the card all by yourself and even got a sticker for it!  Then of course you went and picked out books about garbage trucks and even a garbage truck movie!  I can’t wait to take you back!

Love,

Mama

New cousin!

Dear Blake,

A few days ago you got a new cousin!  Cousin Rory Joseph, born to TT and Uncle Colin.  On Easter you got to meet him for the first time.  You were so excited to meet your cousin and did such a great job being around him.  I can’t wait for you and Owen to grow up with a cousin and play with him and have him as your friend!  It will be so fun to watch you all be together!  It was such a great moment!

Love,

Mama

Registered Kindergartener!  

Dear Blake,

You are officially a registered Kindergartener!  I can’t believe you are all signed up for Kindergarten next year.   Time flies and you’re going to be 5 years old soon.  

We are also going to Winsconsin Dells for the first time!  We will be going to a water park and indoor theme park!  I can’t wait to have so much fun with you!  

Love,

Mama