Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dear Ayden

Dear Ayden,

You have started a journey, an adventure, a path full of discovery.  You are starting preschool!  When I rub your back and sing to you at night, I close my eyes and take my mind back to the first 48 hours of your life and how amazed I was by you and the love I felt for you!  You gave me the best gift of my life....motherhood.  I feel blessed that I was chosen to be your mother.  You have grown so much and every single day you bewilder me with how magical you are.  You father and I thought a long time about this part of your life and what we wanted to do as a family.  After long talks, we chose this small  cooperative community that you will now call preschool.  You are going to move mountains my baby boy and I am so happy that for right now I will move mountains with you!

Your daddy and I love you more than all the stars in the sky!


Preschool!  One of the first decisions we have had to make as parents that seemed harder than any decision before.  Preschool seems pretty easy...I mean it is preschool.  But there are so many choices and different paths and then I have to take my beliefs and views and make sure I am following them.

Homeschooling, Waldorf, and Cooperative preschools were all our choices that floated around our house and my mind for the past two years. Homeschooling was really the one I was leaning hard on and one that is still an option in our near future!  I also fell in love with a great Waldorf school in my area but it was full way before I started looking at it.  So, as my children's education journey unfolds I still have a lot of decisions to make but right now I love our choice and the little community that I am now apart of.  

We chose a little cooperative preschool that is within walking distance of our home and one that we fell in love with.  I was able to meet and spend a lot of time with the teacher and the parents way before Ayden's first day.  This journey he is about to embark on is so exciting for us and we will be right by his side the whole time!    We love all the aspects of what a cooperative preschool brings to us and the other families involved....from the decision making to community forming!  It warms my heart and relaxes my mind that I get to be involved in this journey with my first baby boy!

Oh and did I mention that it is the same co-op preschool that I went to as a kid!!!!!


"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."  -Angela Schwindt


  1. love your love story to your son! good luck in preschool. enjoy the ride.
    I am your newest follower from MBC..pls follow back if you can.
    fun photos!

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! I'm so excited for this new journey for my lil guy and for the whole family! I can't wait to check out your blog! -Alyson

  3. These pictures are amazing!! Your son will have such a nice memory to look back on with the pictures and your story.

    Visiting from:
    Adventures of a Homeschool Mom

    1. Alessandra....Thank you so much for the super sweet words. I can't wait to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!



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