Friday, May 27, 2011

Preschool Graduation

JJ is so grown up! This week he graduated from preschool.  These past few months have just hit me like a ton of bricks. I can't believe how quickly time is flying.  When I took JJ to kindergarten orientation, I nearly  broke down thinking about the wide world he was about to enter.  JJ did great up until that night when we let him watch the DVD Miss Kathy sent howe which was a compilation of pictures from the year. He came into my room sobbing that it was over.. so worried that he wouldn't see his friends or Miss. Kathy anymore.  It was a poignant moment for him as he realized a bit about growing up and moving on.. It was maybe more so sentimental for me, his mom, to watch him have those feelings.
Before the graduation, there was a little program, and JJ did so well. WIth each round of applause, JJ tried to hide is grin.  He got to dance "Partner, Partner" with his self-proclaimed "love," Elise.  It was so cute watching him blush as they danced and sung.  I just love this little boy of mine.

Brody watched on with eager anticipation of every song. I have rarely seen him sit so still.  JJ told Brody all about the things that he could expect when he goes to preschool.  JJ is a wonderful big brother and always looking out for Brody (intermixed with teasing him and wrestling).  It isn't hard to see why Brody adores him so much.

 When I think about adding this 3rd boy to the mix, I just melt. I can't believe how fast the time has gone since just 5 Augusts ago JJ entered my world and changed it permanently.  Before Brody was born I couldn't fathom loving anyone with the intensity I felt for JJ.  Then something miraculous happened, and my capacity for love just grew.  They are my entire world!  It is exciting to know that this will happen again when we welcome this new baby boy into our family!


megan&steve said...

Rach, you said everything perfectly- as always. I adore you as a Mother & a friend. I keep wanting time to pass, so I can see my husband, but at the same time I want my kids to stay small FOREVER...most days at least.

Miss Bear said...

This is so fun! What a darling little boy you have! I can't believe you will soon have 3...that is so awesome. You are a fabulous mommy, they are lucky to have you!