2nd Grade

Dear Blake,

Yesterday was your first day of 2nd grade.  You have Mrs. Brennan.  You got to go to your walk through of the school with Papa and he took you to see your teacher and classroom.  You get to go on the bus with all the boys and it seems like you like school!  I’m so I couldn’t go with you and I miss you when I’m at work.  I can’t believe you’re in 2nd grade!  

Love,

Mama

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Soon to be 2nd grader

Dear Blake,

How can you be done with 1st grade?  You just finished your last day of 1st grade and you did so well!  You got good grades and did a great job!  You are already talking about being a 2nd grader but for now we are going to enjoy our summer together!

Love,

Mama

7

Dear Blake,

‚Äč7 seems so big…7 seems so old…6 wasn’t so bad, but 7?  How can this be?  It seems like yesterday that we were waiting a week later than my due date to meet you.  I had the shingles and just couldn’t wait another minute for you to be born.  You came into this world with family and friends waiting all day to meet you.  Since then my life has been changed so much for the better!  Time is just flying by but I’m grateful for every minute.  I love you so much and I want to slow down time.  You’re growing up too fast!  Happy birthday to the one who made me a Mama…our little Blakey!

You and Owen also had a big splash pad party for your birthdays.  We had a monster truck theme with tire cups and a cool Monster truck cake!  We had a bunch of kids come and it was great!  
Love,

Mama

Growing up fast

Dear Blake,

There has been so many things happening!  You lost your second tooth!  I can’t believe you are growing up so fast.  You started playing baseball.  Dada is helping coach your team, the Houston Astros.  You also finished cub scouts and had your last meeting.  Tomorrow you will become a Wolf!  1st grade is almost over and I can’t believe you are going to be in 2nd grade.  I went to your school for a Mothers Day event.  It was so nice to be there!  You made me all sorts of cute things and we watched a video your teacher made.  

I love you,

Mama

Lost tooth!

Dear Blake,

You recently lost your first tooth!  At first you told me you were one of the only people to not have a loose tooth.  Then you told me one day you had a loose tooth on the bottom. So exciting!  It took about 2 weeks for it to come out.  You got off the bus the other day and you were crying because you lost your tooth at school.  I think you were in shock.  The nurse gave you a little box to keep it in.  We put it under your pillow and you got $5 and a chocolate bar!  A few days later you started getting another loose tooth!

Love,

Mama

Pinewood Derby

Dear Blake,

You had your first pinewood derby for Cub Scouts this weekend.  You made a car with Papa Mike that looked like El Toro Loco!  You did a great job making it.  We went to test it the day before, and then we went to the race.  You placed 4th in your age group.  We were all so happy that we could come watch.  

Love,

Mama

Wisconsin Dells and New Years!

Dear Blake,

We went to Wisconsin Dell’s and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Papa and Gigi went too!  We went to Kalahari water park and also played games there.  You guys won a ton of tickets!  We ate at MooseJaw and Sprechers!  We had a great time!

This was the first year you stayed up until midnight for New Years!  We had fun watching a movie and playing games too!

Love,

Mama

Christmas

Dear Blake,

We had a great Christmas!  On Christmas Eve we went to TT and Uncle Colin’s house and Papa and Gigi were there.  We had dinner and opened presents and then played white elephant.  You got so many cool presents!  You said your favorite was the slitherio!

The next morning we woke up and Santa had come to our house!  You opened up presents and then went to church.  Then we had Dada’s side of the family over.  We ate dinner and opened more presents.  

You had such a great couple of days.  

Love,

Mama

Cubs scouts, Monster Jam, and Faith Formation!

Dear Blake,

You started cub scouts this year and are in the Tiger Den.  So far you have earned a belt loop and a patch.  We did a trick or treat event and a turkey shoot!  You love going!

We also went to monster jam again!  It was so cool going to the pit party and seeing the trucks up close.  You got souvenirs and even got to meet the truck drivers and get their autographs!  We got to see an awesome show!

You also started going to faith formation.  You like going too!  You go to your classroom and the adults stay in the gym to talk.  We have done some activities at church too like making an advent wreath.  We have had a busy couple of months!

Love,

Mama

1st grade

Dear Blake,

You are a 1st grader!  Today you had your walk through of your school and I couldn’t be there to take you.  I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there.  I really wanted to.  I had to work at my school and do my own parent walk through.  Gigi took you though and you had fun.  She sent me pictures of your teacher Mrs. McElroy and your classroom.  She seems nice!  You got to put away your supplies and see the gym and rhe lunchroom (where you get to sometimes buy ice cream!)  I can’t believe you will be in school all day.  I’m going to miss you all day.  I’m so glad we had all summer to be together and do fun things.  But I will miss you. 

I love you,

Mama