Friday, May 29, 2009

1st day, Last Day, New Adventures

August, 2008

Maddy finished first-grade the other day. Look at her there when she started last August -- so excited about being a first-grader! And wow -- kids learn a lot in first grade -- reading, writing little stories, prayers, lots of math, not to mention figuring out all the first grade rules and making new friends. It's been a great year for her! Here she is yesterday celebrating, in the immortal words of Alice Cooper (maybe?), that "school's out for summer!"

May, 2009

And a new adventure beginning for my sweet middle child!
Cboo left this morning for a new job in Peoria, Illinois. He and the Rickster took off with a uhaul trailer of stuff. Reminded me a little bit of when Rick and I moved to Philadelphia after we got married driving a uhaul -- hope he doesn't have a repeat of that moving adventure! They plan to look for an apartment and hope he finds one as he starts work at an insurance investment company on Monday. We do have family in Peoria. and he can bunk with them for a while if needed. So exciting for him and little sad for me as Connor was my baby for 15 years until Maddy arrived. We will miss his sweet smile and easygoing attitude, but are so excited for him to be starting this new chapter in his life.

Good Luck! We'll Miss You!


Gail said...

Best wishes to your Connor, I know how that is when one of your children leaves to move to a new place. That's great that you have family there.

Love the first and last pics of Miss Maddie, sounds like she had a very successful year. Yep...I remember that Alice Cooper it!

Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

Wow! Congrats to Connor for finding a job so quickly but I am sure sad for you to not have him here in town.

I hope Maddie has a great summer, I will see her at the Y the week she is here unti then I will keep posted with your updates. Have a great weekend!


Missy said...

Big things happen in the Boo household! Congrats to Connor and I hope his new adventure brings him lots of success and happiness. Way to go Maddy! I am so proud of her and know she must be excited about summer :) I know I am!

Lucy said...

Finally able to catch up on your blog! Love seeing Miss Maddy a second grader now!
Looks like you all are ready for summer...great pics!
Have a great weekend, Lucy
P.S. Congrats on your son's graduation!

Kim said...

How can Maddy be done with 1st grade already? I bet she's grown so much this past year (not just in pictures).

What a exciting time for Connor! Hope all goes well in his apartment hunting.

Have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

Congrats on a successful 1st grade year. I teach second grade, so I can assure you that second will be just as much fun! I love Maddy's expression in the second photo, it shows how I felt today on my last day of school!

Lisa said...

lots going on!!! all happy yet bittersweet. enjoy the weekend

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh, how sad for you to have to say goodbye to Connor. I can't imagine how fast time goes. You must really be feeling that now!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congrats to Connor... and I'll bet your still stunned that he is moving on and Maddie is moving up to SECOND grade. Oh, my goodness. Tie surely flies. The husband and I spent last week arguing about how long we've lived in our current house. Turns out we were BOTH wrong - it's been six years (the husband thought four and I thought five).

Margaret M said...

Love the pics of Maddie. That is a great idea and I will have to do that for Lily Wen's kindergarten year!

Thinking of you as Connor moves. I know that will be hard!

Michelle said...

Maddie may be dressed the same and wearing her hair the same in both pictures, but her facial expressions speak volumes about how she feels about starting and ending school. I love the look of pure joy on her last day!!

Congratulations and good luck to Connor!!

Donna said...

Wow, I can't believe our girls are almost second-graders! The year just flew by, didn't it?

Super Mommy said...

Sniff, sniff . . . I wish we could freeze time. I'm sure Maddie will love 2nd grade - Jade is looking forward to it!

Wishing Connor good luck on his new adventure!

ADELE said...

Hope the new adventures go well for your precious children. I am sure it was hard to see Connor go but at least you have family there to look after him.
Maddie is so cute. Glad she had a great year!

Erin said...

Good Job Connor... it takes courage to move far away and begin an "adult life"! Maddy just makes me smile!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Good luck to Connor!! I am sure he will do well with his new career:)

Someone looks very happy that her summer has officially started....she is too cute!! We have a week and a half to go and it is finals week....YUCK!! Nick can hardly wait until it is all over!

Happy Monday!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Maddy is adorable in her jumper. Does she go to public or private school?


Marla said...

Wow, you have a lot going one! Its kinda bitter sweet, them growing up. Good luck to Connor and way to go Maddie!

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures of Miss M! She has grown up sooo much!

I am so glad Connor and Rick made it safe and sound! I can only imagine how sad you must be!

Kimi said...

I know what you are going through with Conner leaving, it's not easy....but congratulations to him.

Maddy looks so adorable in her uniform. Love the pictures of cute!


JinXiu said...

Its amazing how fast time flys. Like your daughter my daughter just started school and now its over. have a great summer

Doug and Terrye said...

Hope you have a great and sunny summer :)

Terrye in FL

Bridget said...

Congrats to Connor! Hope he enjoys his new life in Peopria (I have cousins there as well!) Well Miss Maddy couldn't be any cuter the first and last days of school! So glad she had a good year! Hope she has a wonderful summer vacation!!!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

Congrats to Connor!
Amazing how fast they grow up!

Alyzabeth's Mommy