Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well we did it. Our first half day of Kindergarten was yesterday. She marched right in there, proudly showed off her Cousin Morgan and never looked back. Her school is very smart and has the parents stay the first day so the kids don't have to worry about being dropped off and going. This also works because it doesn't allow for tears from really anyone. Seriously as a parent are you going to sit there and cry in front of everyone, especially when the kids are having so much fun. We are very lucky to have so much support also on our first day. We received so many phone calls, texts and emails. Some friends and family came to our house in the morning to take pictures on the front steps (Thanks Mr. Phil and Tracia). Grand-Daddy Berry, Aunt Caroline and Morgan walked with us into school helping keep Daddy's wish to walk Addi to Kindergarten. I think she felt the love and support. Addi also showed her friends her locket and a picture of her Daddy to all her friends. (I do have much sympathy for her teacher, she might have some explaining to do with other parents.) Then we came home to a ton of balloons from Grams and Papa since they are away on a trip. What a wonderful Day!
Today was our first day of drop off and our first full day. I am proud to say, she never even looked back. I tried to pause and freeze into my memory his little bouncy walk in with such a HUGE backpack on her back. For those wondering her outfit didn't miss a beat today along with showing off her new shoes. It all went so fast I wasn't able to take a picture "picture" this morning instead just one of those wonderful memories I hope my old brain can keep in place for me.
Someday I will try and get some pictures up again. But until then, thank you again for carrying us through this journey.
All our Love
Christi and my Kindergarten Girl - Addi or Addison as she prefers to be called now...at least at school.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOW! What in the world have Addi and I been doing? I guess loving the HOT summer here in North Carolina. We have not had as many visitors this year (FAMILY IN KANSAS) but maybe they are all waiting for the fall to see the leaves change. Hmmmm
With that said, Addi and I are doing well. We go back to the doctor next week to keep following up on her arm. I think things are going well, but I do feel better that with this bad of a break, they are watching her closely on the healing process. She has been swimming all summer with many sleepovers and many playdates. She has become a big sister to our neighbor Reece and I only say that because they fight like sisters. Oh our poor nanny. There is a timeout chair needed. Which is funny, because what is the first thing they want to do when they get out of time out, play with each other! They are so crazy.
As many of you have followed our journey you know one of Bo's goals while battling cancer was to walk Addi to Kindergarten. I am (like most parents) excited for her that this day has come. Her first day of school is August 29th. She is so excited, excited that I get to stay all day with her (her schools way of making the first day less intimidating) and excited for friends, new backpacks, new everything! But oh how we are going to miss Bo. I have some quotes up from the Blog that our dear Friend Anna made for Bo when he was having a down day to remind him about things he said, well I taped it up in my office. Yesterday Addi was at work with me and saw it. She asked me to read it to her and I explained to her (without to many tears) her Daddy's goals/wishes and then we talked about why he isn't able to be here. She is so smart and sweet and knows that Bo would have done anything to be here, but darn that cancer. She did appreciate and we had much discussion on a quote where he said he wanted to "Kick cancer's Butt." Such a bad word Daddy.
So as we prepare for the day. We went out last night and bought a locket to put a picture of Daddy in so he will go with us to her first day of school. She also suckered me into our birthstones to hang like charms with the locket. Ironically it is in a heart shape, which we both very much love.
So expect some pictures in a couple of weeks and maybe send some prayers that the 29th will be filled with much love, excitement and loving thoughts.
Love to All
Christi and Addi