Thursday, June 19, 2008

Milestones for Jack

Last week was an eventful one for my five-year old Jack. He finished swim lessons. He's taken many sessions at the YMCA over the past few years. I am proud to announce, that he is no longer a ray, and is now a starfish! For those of you not familiar with YMCA lingo- it is quite an accomplishment. He is swimming, but I don't know how safe I'd feel about him jumping into the deep end. He's hilarious when he swims. First, he'll belly flop into the water from standing position. Then, he flails his arms around like a crazy person. It is pure enterainment. I just sit there watching him, with a huge grin on my face. I'll post a swimming picture soon!!! My batteries died at his last lesson. I recently bought him goggles, and now he's even more hilarious. He loves them so much, he wears them around the house.Jack also graduated from preschool! He's been in a co-op preschool for the past two years, where about six moms, including myself, took turns teaching at our houses. He has thoroughly enjoyed preschool. I was sad to see it end. It was a slap in the face to me, that he is growing up . . . and it's happening way too fast. Here is Jack with his colleagues (Jack, Eden, Andrew, Naleah, Caleb, Kaylee). They were the sweetest, easiest, loveliest kids. I'll miss them!Pictured above is Jack with my dear friend Jessica. She's the pre-kindergarten guru who spearheaded the co-up two years in a row. Thanks for all the extra work you did Jess! I appreciate it.
The entire graduation ceremony only lasted about an hour. As we walked to the car afterwards, Jack was on the verge of tears saying it was "too short." Poor Jack, life is so hard. Why can't parties be longer?!?


jessica said...

I absolutely loved our little group too. Jack and Eden's little relationship is so cute. I hope they are in the same kindergarten class...

They are growing up too fast!

Sharlene Enloe said...

I'm so impressed with Jack's swimming. I'm so glad you put him in Rays instead of eels. He was able to improve so much more.