Have I ever told you how much I love having you as my first born? You have taught me how to be a Mama, which is the best title I hold. I am honored to be your mother. I can’t believe we have finished up your first year of school, Kindergarten is over! I love that I have gotten to be there for all of your important “firsts.” I was there when you took your first breath, when you learned to roll over, learned to walk, and said your first (and favorite) word, “Hi!” I am glad that I was there when you first learned to read last year. I have enjoyed watching as the world of words has opened up to you, and watched as you devoured book after book. I love that you use your gift of reading to read to others, you are an excellent story-teller already! Audrey and Zachary love it when you read to them, and I love that you do it often.
This year you learned to skip-count by 2s, 5s, and 10s; you learned how to tell time. You’ve almost mastered shoe tying. All of your teeth are still in your mouth You learned to add and subtract numbers. You, my dear, are brilliant, and I hope you never forget that. I hope you always enjoy reading and making up stores. I am so proud of you when you play piano, “Old Pig Donald” is my favorite. We raised caterpillars into butterflies, Olive went from tadpole to frog, and we hatched chickens.
Thank you for being my first born, thank you for being my practice child. You have been incredibly patient with me this year when I wasn’t always sure what I was doing, thank you! And most of all, thank you for taking this homeschooling journey with me, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t wait for 1st grade!
I love you very much, my Sydney Capri!