Monday, August 10, 2009

A Note to our First Born

Dear Brady,

Today is your first day of Kindergarten. Daddy and I dropped you off just a couple of hours ago.

Wow. You are such a big, independent boy - you walked right into the school with such confidence, excitement, and only a tinge of nervousness. We just know you will be a superstar. Even beginning with first thing this morning - you woke up and came out dressed for the day ready to go...Nanny hair and all.

I am sorry for the gazillion pictures I took - I just couldn't help myself. Luckily I was only one camera amongst about a thousand others. You should probably get used to it - I do get a little camera happy and I am certainly NOT shy about it, although I'm sure Daddy would prefer I try to blend in just a little more.

When I picked up Lily after dropping you off - she quickly asked where you were. She was very sad when I told her you were at school. Gratefully, Aidyn is with us today to help lift her spirits. They are both VERY EXCITED to pick you up this afternoon. In fact, they are even excited for naps because they know picking you up from school happens right after they wake up.

You will have many more first days of school. Enjoy them. School is awesome - you will meet lots of people, make lots of friends, and learn so much - much more than you will ever really need to know (and you can too soon be much smarter than both Mommy and Daddy). The possibilities are endless and it all begins now.

We love you buddy - have fun, respect your teacher, listen, learn, think, make lots of friends, and please remember your manners.



Karen said...

Dawn & Bryan:

This blog brought tears to my eyes. I remember taking all 3 of my children to kindergarten and how exciting it was. I cannot believe that Brady is actually old enough already. Enjoy of every minute, time is so precious.

Krystal said...

You and Hottie are such great parents!

I hope brady's first day of school was a fun as you made it sound!

Bamwright said...

I am sitting here at work holding back the tears. I love this note to Brady and I can only imagine what this will be like for me next year! Thanks for sharing!

Doreen said...

Dawn & Bryan,

What a wonderful note to Brady on his first day of school. Please do me a favor and print a copy of your blog and place it somwhere safe, so that in years to come he will have a copy. I too remember the first day Marty and Misty went to was a very emotional day...and scary as you know they are growing up. I've also been blessed to see our grand girls KateLynn and Carley attend their first day of Kindergarten, very special. Just remember life is precious, cherish each moment.
The years definitely go too quickly. Congratulations Brady on your first day of Kindergarten!!
And yes, I was crying reading the blog.

Robin said...

I just can't believe how big Brady is now. It seems like yesterday he was a cuddly little baby with his Q-tip fuzzy hair.

Julie said...

Awwww that is so cute.... and yes, I'm sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes... but you're not here today to laugh at me :)