There are moments when everyone in the house is still. Rare moments or when they are sleeping but these moments are the times when my mind races with my hopes and dreams for my children. These moments are when I look at their long legs and think “How did they get so big so fast?” It’s these moments when I pray for their future health, happiness and dreams.
June, 2008, Derek was born and I became his mother. I have spent the last 7 years doing anything and everything I can to make him happy, healthy, a good person, a secure boy and kind. I have spent countless nights worrying, hoping and dreaming about Derek.
Since Rob and I both work we have sent Derek to daycare since he was 6 months old. As working parents daycare was our only option but for Derek, daycare became his daytime domain. At 6 years old Derek is currently called “The Mayor” of his daycare. He knows everyone, helps out with the younger kids and is just about to finish up his year of Kindergarten there. Since Derek is a summer birthday we decided to start him in Kindergarten a year later so he spent two years in Pre-K. This means he graduated from Pre-K TWICE!!
At his second Pre-K graduation Derek was awarded the “Future Scientist” award. I was over the moon proud and emailed this to all my friends at work since I work for a scientist! This year though, it’s a biggie!! This year Derek is graduating from Kindergarten and then he will start his first ever summer camp, followed by PUBLIC SCHOOL!!!!!!!! I am so emotional over this!! He wants to ride a bus which scares me to death, he is excited to make new friends which makes me excited and nervous for him and I don’t have to pay tuition anymore (for him at least!) HOORAY!!!!
All of this calls for a celebration and Oriental Trading has just about everything you need, want and didn’t even know existed!!!!
I love going above and beyond to do all I can to heighten the excitement levels of the kids. I feel that this is the time for them to celebrate, enjoy, be happy and never worry!! For birthday parties, graduations, holidays, adventures and more we try to get special things for this kids to enjoy it extra. Oriental Trading has so many fun items to add to all our holidays, parties and adventures!!
Disclosure: I was provided items from Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own!