First day of reception vs last day!
Today you finish your first year at school and I cannot even put into words how proud I am of you. I thought that you were grown up when you started back in September but over the past ten months you have changed even more and come on in leaps and bounds. I cannot believe that in just six weeks time you will be entering year one! You are so excited to be one of the 'bigger' kids!
You've dealt with a lot of changes this past year. The biggest being that you became a big brother but you have amazed me with how well you have adapted. You've taken it all in your stride and you love to tell anyone and everyone that you have a little sister. You are so protective over her and I love to watch you two interact with each other.
Last week you came home with your school report and I cried whilst reading it. You are excelling in every area and the teachers comment at the bottom says that she is sure that you are going to 'excel in the future' and you know what? She's right. You, James, are going to go places and you are going to be amazing.
You are such a determined young boy. You know exactly what you want and you're not afraid to tell people. You have your own opinions and if someone dare tell you otherwise then you let them know that you disagree. Along with that though, you are sensitive and have such a compassionate nature. That will get you just as far as your determination!
I hear a lot of parents say that they dread the summer break. Their kids get bored I guess but I have been eager for them to arrive for a while now. We have lots of plans. Swimming, days at the water park & park trips. You've asked to make a time capsule and although I have no idea where we are going to bury it, we're going to do it. I love it when you get excited over a project. It consumes you and you don't talk about anything else until it's completed.
Always know that whatever happens I am so proud of you. I watch you run into school everyday and I'm always shocked by how much you've grown, how confident you are and that I get to watch you grow everyday. I get to be the one that at the end of the day you come running out of the school doors to, and then on the way home you tell me all about your day. I'm so lucky to be your Mummy and I'm so grateful for that every single day.
Lots of Love,