Snake Live

It just dawned on me, I never posted a picture from our Snake Live event at school. It is normally called Friday Live, but this time our extremely cool Principal was going to kiss a snake. Why? Because we met our pledge goal for our Boosterthon run and she promised if we did, she would kiss a snake in front of us. I have to give her props because there is no way I would kiss a snake because it might swallow me whole like a impala.

Check out the pics and my dancing in the video – you need to be patient because some kids and teachers get in the way of seeing me, but I’m worth waiting for.


Some of daddy’s favorite moments are at :16 and :24 so enjoy!

Time Flies

It doesn’t seem like it has been nine months already, but my Kindergarten year is over as of today. At 2:51pm today, I will be a FIRST GRADER!! My folks keep telling me I’m growing up so fast and how they want me to stay little so I actually want them walking me into school and giving me hugs – for some reason they think I will outgrow wanting them to do that – sounds silly to me because I will always want them to do that, right?

Anyway, the last week or so has been very eventful at school. At our last Friday Live, I was recognized as Bear of the Month for exhibiting the core value of PATIENCE. Those who know me will get a chuckle out of that one. Those who don’t, give me awards like these and that’s just one of the reasons this Friday Live was the best ever. I also danced my butt off like I hadn’t before. I guess I’ve grown over the year. Another sign of me growing up more is that I lost my other front tooth. So now I sound a little funny saying a few words with an “S” in them.

I really do need to mention that I know I’ve been very fortunate to be in the school I am with the staff and teachers there. They’ve all been extremely engaged and invested in my success. It was more than my folks and I would have imagined. Thank you to all of them and we will see you August.

Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Flashback: 1st day of school

Flashback: 1st day of school

my new shirt from my teacher

Update: my new shirt from my teacher

Andrew and me at the end of year celebration

Andrew and me at the end of year celebration

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Big Week

This past week was the first week after Fall Break/Thanksgiving and boy did it hurt. It hurt to go to bed early, but even more so waking up early. It’s not that I’m not a morning person per se – I just don’t like being told to do something and sure don’t want to start my day off that way – “wake up.” Besides the early hours, it was hard not being around my mommy and daddy. During break I got to spend every day and all day with them. I even got to see grannie and nanny.

The week did get better as the week went on. We get stars if we’re good and do what we’re suppose to do at school and once we get the whole sheet of stars we can bring something for show-and-tell. I know what people who know me are probably saying – talking in front of the class wouldn’t motivate me to be good – but you would be surprised because that’s what I kept talking about. At least until the night before show-and-tell when I got super nervous.

So my first priority for show-and-tell was to determine what I was going to bring. I could bring my super cool Hulk Hands, or one of my Batman cars, or an Angry Bird plush toy, or a remote control car….the list goes on. Nope, I decided that I would bring the one thing I thought was the coolest thing I own…..the one constant in my life (for dramatic effect)….the one thing that always makes me smile….Mama Lion. Yep, I brought her! I had to give her a bath first and figure out what I was going to say, but she was going to school with me to be shown and told about and every kid in that class was going to listen.

When the time came the next morning for me to go to school, I was super nervous so I brought the shield mommy and daddy bought for me to take away some of my nervousness – and it worked because I got up in front of the whole class and said loudly and clearly, “This is my lion. I have had her for 6 years. My mommy and daddy gave her to me and I sleep with her every night.”  Yep, while I could have brought a much more macho item so show-and-tell, I went the sensitive route – the road less traveled by young boys like myself – I’m just that secure.

To top off the week, we had Friday Live again. And this time, I DANCED!! Yep, pretty big week for me.

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