In one week, my oldest will be all done with first grade. I don’t understand how this happened, not only because CLEARLY I am much too young to be the mother of a 7-year-old, but also because, um, wasn’t it just last week that he had his first day of first grade?

He picked out the outfit, as he does every day. He prefers polo shirts to t-shirts, even when he’s done with school and changes into “play clothes”.

Wasn’t it just a few days ago that he had his Halloween parade?

Surely, just a couple of days ago he and his classmates were getting Principal’s Awards

I am, however astonished I am at how quickly time goes by, so happy he has made good friends at school

Daddy helped him with his Leprechaun trap — such a rite of passage, isn’t it?

Yesterday was his last field trip of the school year – the kids went to Happy Hollow, a local park and zoo, and they had a blast!

Thanks to my dear friend M for the field trip photo!

My darling Aidan, I am so proud of you. You are such a sweet boy and always eager for more and more learning, I can only hope I can live up to your hunger for knowledge. Oh, and daddy will have to teach you math and science because I suck at both. History and language arts? That’s mama’s turf. Love you always!