Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First Grade Smile

I can't even begin to explain the changes we've seen in Travis since he started first grade. He's always been mature. We jokingly call him our "little old man." But the new school has taken his structured personality and honed him into a superstar student. For example, one night it was nearing bedtime and we hadn't reviewed his spelling words. Knowing the next day was not a test day, I suggested that we just go to bed and leave them for the next night. He grimmaced, shook his head and said, "Now that would just be setting me up for bad habits." (And yes, I did feel badly about being less disciplined than my 6 year old.) On days that we have an after school activity, he comes home and dives right into his homework...usually without being reminded. And he's learning amazing theological truths. The first grade focuses on the stories of the New Testament and he was more than a little excited to relay the miracle at Cana to me. He said, "Mommy, Jesus did something you're really gonna love--he turned a barrel of plain ol' water into WINE!" Yes, miraculous...and again, feeling badly...
Travis--Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you. Thank you for being a wonderful son and a superstar first grader. We love you more than you can ever imagine!


The Harley Family said...

He's growing up so much! What a great picture!