first day of fifth grade

Fifth grade is finally here!

Christian mostly spent the summer making music. Music is his passion right now. His choice of genre is dubstep & he literally talks about what he made, what he wants + needs, etc. every day - during dinner, at bedtime, & every time he comes downstairs to see what’s going on. We don’t know what he is talking about half the time but we love his excitement over his projects. Along with the music, he makes music vizualizers for his videos that he uploads daily (I think it’s daily.) I am impressed with what he can do for his age.

Christian was honestly not looking forward to going back to school. I guess that means he really enjoyed his summer break. When Christian saw this shirt at the store, he fell in love & has been patiently waiting for the first day of school so that he could finally wear it. I have a feeling he will wear this shirt every chance he gets. I don’t blame him. It is pretty cool.

As we were waiting to leave, he told me that when he was in Kindergarten the teacher told them to “follow directions.” He didn’t know what that meant at the time. He thought it meant he had to follow the teacher so he watched the teacher the entire time as she went back & forth in class. lol.

I can’t believe this is the last year of elementary. Christian is getting so big & I can’t help but feel sentimental about all this today, especially since he is turning TEN next week. 🖤


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Christian loves to create stop motion video using his tablet.

last day of july.

These were taken on our walk home from the gym. Christian is going through his don't take pictures of me phase, which is fine. He has every right to not have his picture taken. Sometimes, I can be a bit much. But I have been kind of sad about not having very many pictures of him over from the summer, so I decided to take my camera to the gym just in case he let me take pictures on the way home. Surprisingly, he did!

Christian is so cute with his missing teeth & his long summer hair. He's so ready to chop off his hair though. I'm just nervous about finding a hairdresser who can properly cut his hair. The last few times he has gotten his hair cut, they have messed up the cut.

Christian starts third grade & turns eight in twenty two days! Eek!

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