5th Grade Field Trip Fun

Whitney is in her last few weeks of elementary school. I really can not believe how quickly her elementary school years have flown by. Just “yesterday” I was putting her downstairs on the couch with a warm bottle of milk for her rest time. It was her favorite place to hang out at the time, and she watched the same movie every day for a year.  Occasionally she got bored during her rest time and cut a few holes in the couch with scissors. I remember it felt like such a big deal at the time, but now it is just a funny memory. Her excuse was that her hand “slipped” and it was all a very tragic accident.

Another time, she accidentally drew a gigantic smiley face on our wood floor with a Sharpie. Again, huge big deal at the time, now just a funny memory.

All the parents who have babies just learning to toddle or are starting school for the first year, or are marking any of these milestones, I encourage you to live each second with them as deeply as fully as you can. The time you have with your babies goes so, so fast. They won’t always want you to tuck them in at night, make them a warm bottle, or cut holes in your couch on accident.

I spent a long day yesterday with Whitney’s 5th grade class travelling to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. We had such a great time. I knew it would be a long day when I signed up, but I was determined to have a great attitude and do all I could to make it a great day for Whit. On the way there, she said to me, “Mom, it’s good we are having some one-on-one time today. We really need it.” Throughout the day, she expressed to me about five times how glad she was that I came along. She was so overwhelmed with happiness at one point, she kissed me full on the mouth in front of her friends.

Spending that day with Whit was such a rewarding experience for her and for me. I am so glad we have so many great memories from her 5th grade field trip to share together.
Hold on to your babies parents. Grandparents, hold on to your grand-babies. You won’t ever have the chance to live this day again.


2 thoughts on “5th Grade Field Trip Fun

  • May 17, 2011 at 10:21 am
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    Thanks Michelle. My son, Chase, is just learning to crawl. Today after his bottle I put him on the floor for the first time and let him crawl out of his room on his own. (Usually I carry him) it took him a while to round the corner of his doorway and come into the hall and finally to the doorway of the kitchen where I was getting some water. He had a huge smile on his face and patted the floor of the kitchen with his hand. These first 9 months have flown by. I’m so happy I finally am getting to experience being a mom. after all the “junk” I went through, I now know that I had to go through that to get to this. Michael and I have a lot to sort out, we are not perfect by any means, but we want what God wants for us. We spent some time together this weekend as a family and Michael and I prayed for God to show us the next steps we are supposed to take to bring out family together. your post inspired me. gave me hope that we are on the right track. Thanks.

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    • May 17, 2011 at 10:26 am
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      That is so cute Erica! I am sure he was so proud of himself! 🙂 Praying for your family!

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