This kid has me constantly laughing. And also sometimes pulling my hair out. He loved his second semester of school, his last at Starbright. His teacher, Ms. Carolyn, will always have a special place in his heart. He learned more about letters and has done so well as we've worked on identifying and writing at home. He can write his name, although his mama may be the only one who can tell what it says.
Hutch is pretty excited to go to Warm World next week for preschool. He's thrilled to be going to sister's school, though I don't think he quite understands that he's not going to class with her, or with any of her former teachers! I know he's going to do great, but I expect a little uncertainty at first.
He loved the beach house, his favorite place on earth, and every day since has asked me when we're going back. He also constantly asks when we're going back to Silver Dollar City, where we went for Fall Break last year. We haven't told him yet that we're going to Disney this fall ... and I think we'd better wait till right before we're headed to the airport. He loves going new places, and he also loved our short trip to the Gaylord-Texan last weekend. We were very impressed that he was willing to venture away from us, with sister, and even go down some of the big water slides. He loved sister's birthday and birthday party and is also constantly asking me when his birthday and party will be, even though he can recite the date himself.
Hutch did a great job in swim lessons this summer. He started the summer totally unsure in the water and unwilling to take off his life jacket to swim with me. Now he's swimming all over the pool without a flotation device. He passed four levels this summer, learning to swim-float-swim and several survival skills. He passed his survival test and I saw his confidence in himself in general grow so much. It was a great experience for him.
Though I'm feeling pretty emotional about all my babies starting school, this one, from toddlerhood into preschool, feels like the biggest step. I'm so proud of the big boy Hutch is growing into!
Weight: 34 pounds