Pre K, here he comes!

I’m so excited about school days…can you tell?! We made the decision to place Henry in the pre k program at our public school. It was a prayerful, fact seeking decision this past winter. We visited the private school in town and interviewed the administrator,  weighed our options of staying where we were, or going to the public pre k. We really never dreamed we would pick what we picked, but God knew! I have never been so at peace with the decision as I am today. We are public school kids ourselves. It is not the same as it was, yet I still trust it enough for Henry, for now. We are blessed to live in an area with wonderful schools…and Randall always kindly reminds me what we pay in taxes to the school! We of course still pay out of pocket for the pre-k program at our school. 
We pulled Henry out of the preschool he was attending at the end of July. I felt he needed time to unwind and decompress before we started new. It was a tough move to make. He has missed his friends there a lot and I have felt great mom guilt about that at times. It’s life though. I haven’t laid eyes on my best friend in 5 months….you deal with it. Relaying that to a 4 year old isn’t that easy though. 
Randall and I are your typical parents of an only child, yet I know sometimes we are over the top. I know our own family giggles at us, so I’m sure you do if you are reading this and not a relative. We love every minute of sharing life with this big ole boy! Laugh if you must. 
We met his teacher today and in the first couple minutes of speaking with her she asked very sweetly, “you don’t have any other children besides Henry, right?” As if she knew that quickly. We love this boy and he knows it. The world knows it. I’m proud for that. We know it is time to start opening his world up a little bit, so this is our first big step in doing that. It’s been so fun preparing for it. Randall and I took this photo on the football field at his school last weekend. Henry thought it was really cool. His school is pre k thru 12 on one campus and I love that about this school. 

We got to meet his teachers today at a drop in. Tomorrow morning he starts with half his class and with the full class on Thursday. They are precious ladies and the room was so big and colorful. He loved the learning toys and has been talking about the microphone and drums he saw on the shelf. He plans to sing a song for his class, he says. The school building  is amazing. It is going to be so fun for him! 

I plan to take this photo each year….for the next 13 years. 🙂

This boy was so excited to go meet his teacher! Her name is Julie. I told him we were bound to love her! 

Henry is so fortunate to have a Daddy who can go to middle of the day school stuff. Randall was one of the only Daddy’s there. Henry says his Daddy is his best friend. I would have to agree. They are a pretty tight pair. 
He was sooooo excited to go in. I pray he is that excited in the morning for the real deal. I am claiming my life verse for Henry again for this step. Joshua 1:9. ” Be strong and courageous for The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Public school world I bequeath to you my Henry. Be good to him!

Abby Jo 

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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