Friday, August 19, 2011

First Grade

I know I say this every year, but I can not believe Malakai is in First Grade! He has grown SO much over the summer...physically and mentally. He is becoming such a little man and I am so proud of who has become.

Here he is last year in Kindergarten...

Here he is as a very grown-up 1st Grader...

Of course, here are two VERY proud parents...

I had a very early meeting, so Josh actually dropped him off with very specific instructions on what pictures to take. He did a fabulous job! Such a good daddy!!

We also took a few minutes this morning to say a prayer for a very special little boy...Connor Simpson. Even though Connor isn't starting 1st grade with Malakai, he will always be his Guardian Angel and will forever remain on Malakai's shoulder as well as in all of our hearts. We love you Connor, and we all miss you dearly! Here is the exerpt from the yearbook last year.


Last but not least, here is the little "Back To School" gift Malakai gave his teacher...

Thank you Pinterest for all the great ideas and somehow motivating me to actually implement them!

Here is to a great year in First Grade Malakai! Love you bunches!!


1 comment:

Heather said...

He is getting so big!! I miss you all sooo sooo much. FIRST grade!! I can't believe it. The poem you wrote for the yearbook is beautiful. You have such a fabulous gift for writing. Tell the kids aunt Heather and uncle J will be sending them a surprise very soon.... and ya never know.... there might be a thing or two for you and Josh!! We have been collecting some wacky, silly stuff for you all.