Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kindergarten Has Come and Gone

Wow, I can't believe that it's been a school year already, it seems like just a few short months ago that we were taking Briggs to school for the first time ever. I'll never forget how strong and proud he was to walk in by himself and saying that he would find his way. He's done such a great job and is a much more gooder reader than I was at his age by far. Seriously though, I can remember reading books like See Spot Run and he's reading much more complex stories than I ever dreamed of in kindergarten. He's enjoyed it a lot and we've really enjoyed the school he's at. They're big on positive reinforcement and he has gobbled it up. I imagine in a few weeks he'll be ready to go back to play with all his friends (as will we sort of...). My favorite memories will probably be of how proud he was when one of us came to eat with him for lunch, he would just beam and Mrs. Conn would always tell us how much he hyped it up to her before we got there. We're very proud of the young man he's turning into.

Other Briggs notes...his baseball team is in first place for the second half of the season. We have a second half championship game this week and if we win that we'll play for the season championship. Briggs has really come a long way in such a short time. He hit his first home run a couple of games ago. It was an in the park but it counts all the same. After talking to some other parents and kids that played and now detest football at the age of six, we've decided to just play fall baseball instead of football rather than risk him hating it. He's really enjoyed baseball and even Leslie has found it waaay more exciting than she thought it would be. Last note. I've been reading him at least a verse and sometimes a passage from the Bible most nights. Last night during his prayer he prayed at length thanking God for giving us the Bible to teach us right from wrong and to teach us about Jesus. The language he used was totally his own and it made me all the more proud of him.

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