A photo of my little man, once a month, on the last day of each month, in 2016
Reece, oh goodness my little man, what a month. I think the most exciting part for you has been signing up for baseball. Two weeks ago we picked you up a baseball mitt (big thanks to your nana and papa) and a baseball bat, and last week we spent every night at the baseball diamond practicing. You ask every afternoon to head to the diamond to practice catching or hitting, and we are having so much fun. The smile on your face when you catch the ball, or send it flying through the air after hitting it is amazing. Of course, after practicing we play in the park, and climb the big hill, laughing and giggling the whole time. It has been a wonderful way to spend our evenings, and I have a feeling we will be doing more of the same in the coming weeks.
We have finished up our homeschool main lessons. We still have a few weeks of review to go, but no new material for you until we start our summer learning. You have done so well this year, and I am amazed at how much you have learned in our lessons. This month has seen us step out in our homeschool community a little more, meeting new people, and new friends. You have enjoyed it as much as I have, and in the next few weeks there are a few more activities planned with these new friends and I know we are going to have a great time.
The weather is finally changing, it took awhile, but slowly we are spending more time outside than in, and it feels so good. I love watching you run and play in the backyard, climbing trees, chasing chickens, scootering along the walkway. You are free and wild, full of magic and wonder, and I am so happy that this is your childhood.
I love you, little man, and I am so looking forward to the month ahead, there is so much in store for us. Let's soak it up as best we can, okay?
PS This photo of you was taken one night when we were practicing your batting. I was snapping away as best as I could between tossing the ball and running after it. I caught you standing there at one point, deep in thought, focused. There aren't many moments when you are still, in thinking mode, and capturing this made my heart happy.