Friday, May 17, 2019

Last Day of School

Campbell and Bennett had their last day of school yesterday! It isn't "technically" officially over quite yet because they will both go back for the summer session in a month but the summer session is a little different than the fall session so it definitely felt like the last day of school yesterday.
Campbell is officially done with preschool. He had his little graduation ceremony yesterday. I have been sad about this day since the day Campbell started. Campbell has been in Adventureland since he was 10 months old and we have absolutely loved every second of it. We have only had all positive experiences there and both of my boys have always been happy and excited to go to school every single week. What started as an opportunity for me to get a mom break has turned into a place I send my boys for them, not me. Their school days are their favorite days and having them interact with friends and learn so many skills has been the greatest blessing.
Campbell kept saying he didn't want to graduate and go to kindergarten. I think there are just so many unknowns for him and his future. Adventureland has been his place of comfort for almost his whole life. He knows all the teachers, even the ones who aren't his teachers, and they know him. Everything about it is familiar and everyone there is so loving. I know he's sad to be leaving, and honestly probably doesn't understand why, but I really do think he'll love kindergarten once he gets comfortable at his new school.
It's so funny because when Campbell was two years old, the director of Adventureland took me on a tour of the preschool building to show me the classrooms and explain the curriculum to me. All of the pre-k 4 kids looked SO old to me and now here's my boy, all grown up and the oldest one at his school. I am so very thankful that we get a 6 week summer session so he can go back. He'll be in the same classroom, with the same teacher but not all of the same friends do the summer session. Most do, but not all. And the summer session is more of a chance to play and have fun instead of learning. So it's different in a way but equally as fun. So since we will technically have 6 more weeks left I won't cry just yet. But I know the tears will come because what a blessing this place has been for my Campbell and for me as well.
Thankfully we still have more time at Adventureland. This little guy will start pre-school in the fall!! and Wells will be attending as well. By the time it's all said and done, our family will have spent an entire decade at Adventureland!!  But let's not get too ahead of ourselves. Bennett had a wonderful year and he talks about his little friends ALL the time. I know he is going to absolutely love pre-school. It's quite a bit different than the younger classes and I can't wait to watch him learn! It's crazy to think that he will be learning how to write in just a few months but all of that stuff is right up Bennett's ally so I know he will love it!
This was a great year for my boys! They both had fantastic teachers, made new friends and continued their friendships with old friends. They learned a lot, were always happy to go, and made a lot of great memories!

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