Yesterday was the last day of school for my boys this year. For B, it was his last day at this school entirely, and his last day of preschool. For Liam, it was the last day of his very first year of school. A big day for both boys! Actually, a big day for all of us.
Next year, B will move on to elementary school. He goes right from half-day preschool/kindergarten to full day first grade. That’s going to be a big change, but he’s excited about it (and, therefore, so am I). Mostly, I think he is beyond excited that his school next year will be in English and that he’ll be able to express himself really well. (He’s also looking forward to learning more math.) Liam will get to come back to his same class and teachers and friends next year . . . which also means we don’t have to completely say goodbye to any of the teachers at the school. (I already have plans to stop by B’s old class next fall to pick up some pictures.)
It’s been a busy week — lots to fit in before the end of the year. B’s class celebrated his birthday with him on Tuesday. I’m so grateful that he got to do that one more time before leaving this school.
And B commemorated the occasion of the end of preschool by losing his first baby tooth the night before his last day. (Just in case there was any question about how grown up he really is getting to be.)
Now we’re on our summer “vacation”. (I say “vacation” because summer means having both boys home, which is wonderful, but not exactly restful.) It has been a long (but very good) preschool journey for B, a great first year for Liam, and a busy week for all of us. Now it’s time to enjoy the summer!