your last day of being the kindergartner.
tomorrow you will be a first grader.
my belly is all in butterflies for you, but you are all smiles and anticipation. (that is much better.) i know you will shine just as you did last year, but i am your momma and you are my tender boy walking into the big world once more.
for 2 plus months i had you all to myself again. summer was your season of frogs, boogie boarding, building forts in the yard, pie, finally mastering swinging all on your own, pirates and army guys. reading comic books and 10 apples up on top. wearing your cut-off blue jeans, tees, that awesome straw hat you picked out and your toy story flip flops. you smelled salty and sweaty and your curls are so long. you wake and play first , eat later. you fall into bed and sleep almost before your head hits the pillow, while your sister chats your ear off from across the room. i'd swear you grew 3 inches! you are gentle and kind and fair and helpful and creative and funny and cute as heck. :)
i love all these things and millions more about you kellen.
i know the world is a better place with you in it. mine is more beautiful each day because of you.
so today lets wake and play, then eat, then play some more, and beach it, maybe nap, and have a special dinner and pie just for you, toasted coconut cream, your favorite.
tomorrow i will walk with you hand in hand and kiss you goodbye as you run into your first grade classroom full of joy and excitement...