|Lukas 1st day - February 14, 2011|
|Rome & Lukas - Spring Bonnet Parade 2011|
I think back over the past 3.5+ years and it hits me how much this school has helped shape me into the mommy I am today. The teachers and the administrators have been a huge part of our life. First it was Tiana and Bianca in infant 4 with the boys club. I still remember handing Lukas over to Tiana that very first day and just bawling my eyes out, and then how quickly she become a trusted part of our family. And they were joined by Ms. Mays who was always on the ground singing with the babies and bringing so much joy into their little lives. Next, we welcomed Ms. Hope and Ms. Tyra and they watched as all the boys started to walk. I vividly remember walking in one morning and all the boys (Bennett, Sawyer and Rome) were sitting around a table in their little chairs and Ms. Hope was helping them with breakfast - that day it hit me that they were no longer babies!
|The picture from Keri assuring me Lukas was OK|
|Mother's Day photo from EPS|
And now this year Lukas has been in Preschool with Ms. Russo and Ms. Asijie, who we also adore. Lukas has grown so much this year and most mornings runs into his class to see his friends - hardly any separation anxiety to be seen. His teachers have encouraged him to be independent, but they are also always there to give a hug when a hug is needed. They've also laughed with me and shared in the joys and hilarity that comes along with daily life with a 3 year old boy! Ms. Asijie is about to move home to Arizona and her last day will be Lukas' last day as well. I must say I couldn't imagine being at school without her, so while it's bittersweet, I'm glad our departures line up.
|Julian's first day - 11/14/13 with Ms. Mays|
year! I just love that she cared for both of my babies when they were little. We've also grown to love Ms. Angela and Ms. Alexis and they love him (and all their babies). We are going to miss these ladies so, so very much.
And there are so many other fabulous teachers at Primrose that we love!!! This place has been so much more than just a daycare or school to us. It has truly been a second home for our boys. They love going to school every day and playing with their friends. I really am so sad to be leaving this amazing place.
And inside those walls I've met some amazing women who I'm lucky to call friends. I loved going to pick up Lukas when he was a baby because I'd get to see my friends as well. Our wine dates kept me grounded and having these like-minded momma friends to share a cry or a laugh with was all the therapy I needed most days. And over the years I've met more of the mothers of my boys' friends and I'm sad for those friendships that likely won't continue to grow now that we're moving.
I have loved being a Primrose mom. If you ever have the opportunity to send your babies to a Primrose, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so. We've truly been blessed to have this place in our lives and I fear it is irreplaceable.