It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since I walked Andrew into his Kindergarten classroom for the first time. 13 years of wonderful experiences, long lasting friendships and endless memories. My website has actually been around for 12 of those years. Back then I made graphic photos pages and wrote blog posts via Microsoft Frontpage. I had separate webpages for each of the kids, check out Andrew’s Arena. (You click on various years to view different entries.) So crazy!
My first post was in November of 2002. The very first photo I shared on Andrew’s page is still one of my very favorites of him and Blake.
How time has flown since then. It’s so typical for me to say that it goes so fast, that everyone with young kids should enjoy every single moment. But it’s TRUE! It really does fly by and Andrew has kept us on our toes with activities since his first T-ball practice at the YMCA. Never a dull moment. So enjoyable though. It sure is rewarding to think about all he has accomplished.
I am not stretching the truth when I say how great of a kid he has been. Can I still call him that even though he is 18? Sure, why not. He hasn’t caused us a single problem. I mean yes, there were times when I questioned his judgment and was nervous of the outcome, but he always found his way down the right path every time. Not once did he veer in the wrong direction. I’m pretty darn proud of him and the young man he has become.
I still have so many things I want to write about, such as how he came about choosing what college to go to. His change of major after so many years of thinking he was going into the medical field. How things changed when he was no longer able to play sports. And more! Unfortunately I have been trying to write this post all week. In between work, helping Andrew prepare for college orientation (choosing classes) and the other kids end of the year activities…its been an insane week. We have all 3 boys graduating this week – One high school, one junior high and another elementary.
One memory that I thought was too good to pass up. This video that Andrew and some classmates made for his Anatomy & Physiology class this year. Andrew is quite the comedian. He’s the guy in the black hat for those who aren’t familiar with our family just yet =)
Finally…the photos from his Graduation Ceremony and trust me… there will be more stories to come. Especially as I prepare things for his graduation party. I am sure I will think of tons of fond memories to share.