Dear Jack: Your Final Week of Elementary School

11 years, 7 months.

Dear Jack,

Exactly a week ago, I took you to STREAM Night at your school, where each class of each grade sponsored a unique science activity or craft for the rest of the school to participate in.

You were chosen for a 30 minute shift to host the “Snap Circuits” activity for your 5th grade class. Once we got there, you noticed there wasn’t a teacher there to explain what to do.

But leave it to you, it only took you a minute to figure out how to put the circuits together to make the gears move.

And from there, you were successfully able to show the younger kids how to do the activity.

Yep, I’d say your ready for Junior High!

 

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: You Loved Singing in the Kindergarten Presentation!

6 years old.

Dear Holly,

It’s funny to think about, but because of “Covid Culture” still going on for much of your Kindergarten year, your grade just now had its first and only presentation for all the parents.

Your class dressed up as puppies, as the musical presentation was based on farm animals; called Down on the Farm.

You so proudly sang all the words and did all the months for each song, with such enthusiasm!

I hadn’t realized that I had been hearing you sing all these song for weeks now.

I have a feeling this is only the beginning of your interest in music and theater!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Holly: Your 6th Birthday Party!

6 years old.

Dear Holly,

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you had the most exciting 6th birthday party that you could possibly imagine!

I even heard one of your friends proclaim, “This is the best day of my life!”

And I must say, you were not one bit skeptical or fearful about being launched up in the air on the bungee… or as you explain it: “When I got to fly!”

It makes me so happy to be there with you having so much fun.

I always want the best for you- especially when it comes to getting to experience excitement and adventure with your friends and family!

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Helping Your Sister with Her Birthday Legos

11 years, 6 months.

Dear Jack,

One of the birthday gifts Mommy and I got for your sister was a Lego Friends set, featuring two girls, an elephant, and a purple Jeep.

The set clearly says it’s designed for ages 6 and older, but why would your sister bother building the thing, when she has you?

Granted, you didn’t mind at all, volunteering for the job once we sensed that she was feeling a little intimidated by the construction project ahead of her.

I am proud to see you step up to help her like you do. And I’m seeing it more often now than ever before.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Jack: Using Easter Eggs as Baseballs to Swing At

11 years, 6 months.

Dear Jack,

I would say it was perfectly appropriate that as an 11 and a half year-old, you were able to use Easter eggs filled with confetti as baseballs.

While you sister enjoyed stomping the Easter eggs, so they would burst open with confetti, you preferred to have Uncle Andrew pitch them to you; as you used a rake as a baseball bat.

You naturally have always been able to just come up with these adventurous types of ideas. You are creative when it comes to knowing how to have fun!

It was a post Easter egg hunt to remember!

Love,

Daddy