This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Twas The Night Before 1st Grade

Thanks to my good friend (Shannon) for the idea...we declared John, King for the day.  He got to choose a dinner and dessert fit for a king, we discussed all of his hopes and dreams for the year and then read the book, "The Night Before First Grade."

Johnboy choose pizza and apples for dinner and cupcakes for dessert.  Both Hope and John were great helpers making the cupcakes this morning.....and snuck in quite a few licks of batter to make sure they tasted okay.  At dinner John said he was excited about first grade and excited to paint.  In first grade he really wants to learn how to read big boy books with big words and he wants to be an assistant when he grows up.  However, he changed his mind because he didn't know what an assistant was so he said he wants to be a doctor when he grows up and he thinks first grade will help prepare him for that!!!!  He also said that when I get big like him I can go to first grade too.

John, you are the most determined little boy I know.  Always remember you can do anything you set your mind to.  If first you don't succeed...try, try again.  First grade is going to be so much fun.  You are going to learn a lot of new things and meet new friends.  We are so excited for you and all the fun that lies ahead.  We love you to the moon and back!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” 
― Dr. SeussOh, the Places You'll Go!

Poor guy was nervous tonight though:(  He called me back into his room and said, "Mommy, can you please pack my headphones in case it gets too loud?"  He also said, "Do they tell jokes or act funny in first grade?"  My sweet boy is so sensitive to sound and doesn't like laughing/crying.  I ensured him that his headphones were already packed and that there was no laughing aloud in first grade:)

It's going to be great.  Harder on Mommy than on him....I just have to keep reminding myself about that.

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Anonymous said...

Have a marvelous day lad. You are "king" in our book everyday and we can hardly wait to see the places that you will go. Oodles of love, Grams & Papa

Katie said...

I'm sighing...big time. First Grade...what happened to our babies. If you can do it, I can do it. I am sure John was a shining star on his first day and charmed the pants off all the girls in the class (figuratively..not literally...hahaha!!)