I'm trying to wrap my brain around the fact that my Ben is a first grader. This time last year we weren't entirely sure that he was ready for kindergarten. Would he be mature enough to handle it? Boy are we glad we took a leap of faith because he had the most amazing first year of school. Not only is he beginning to read, write, etc. but he has so come out of his shell and just blossomed. The end of kindergarten brought fun days and excitment. The day the bus dropped him off for the last time, he had a crowd waiting for him in the driveway to celebrate and start the summer off right! I'm determined to make the most of every minute with him this summer before he heads off to school full time. You hear it all the time, but they really do grow up way too fast.