Today was Mason's last day of Big Red School for the semester and he got to have his first 2nd birthday celebration with all his little school friends! Some other parents and I were in the observation room and the teachers invited me into the classroom to take some pictures of the little birthday party. Since the Big Red School is part of the education program at Western KY, many education students & others studying fields working with children are involved in the school and work as interns. So there is an observation room for students to come and observe the kids' interactions and parents are welcome to observe as well. I have loved watching Mason in his classroom with all of his friends & teachers. He has learned so much in school and just loves being there. He never wants to leave when it's time for me to come and pick him up! This semester flew by so quickly and we're so ready for a new semester to begin. On the other hand, I love having my baby home everyday!
I had this big plan of making some homemade, dairy-free cupcakes to take for Mason and his classmates to eat, but I ended up being stuck in Nashville Sunday & yesterday after the flooding and didn't have a chance to make the cupcakes. So, I searched Kroger over looking for SOME kind of dessert that was dairy-free and they don't even make them! Well, I was looking for all of 5 minutes since it was on the way to take Mason to school this morning, so I just kinda browsed. I ended up buying regular little cupcakes in the bakery section that are full of the most milk & butter. Thank you. So, Mason didn't even get a birthday treat at his own party, and even worse, treats that his own momma brought! Oh well. He didn't even seem to notice. Another mommy brought some fruit so he was too busy chowing down on grapes anyway. I did bring his little birthday bib with a cupcake on it so at least he could have something special in honor of his birthday.
Mason being a goober. He's sitting across from his good pal, Audrey, who also goes to church with us. And check out the 2 little blonde boys in blue. They're twins and live in our neighborhood. All these little children are so sweet!
What a blessing that my son loves going to school so much! And he's not even 2 yet! Oh my, we have a looooooong road ahead of us! Hopefully he'll keep loving school. We're so thankful for his fun, outgoing personality and that he's always been okay being away from us and being around people he doesn't know. He's been a little clingier lately and is experiencing some separation anxiety, but he warms up very quickly and adjusts to whatever situation he's in. His momma didn't really talk to people til she was 12 years old, so he's off to a very early start! :)