Last Day at Appletree II...aka The End of an Era

Yesterday was the last day of preschool for Will. I thought it would be an emotional day for me, but honestly I felt OK. I think it’s because Will himself is very nonchalant about leaving and has said more than once that he’s excited to go to {insert the name of our elementary school}, so I am feeling pretty good about it too. And, I just have to shout again for the last time: NO MORE PRESCHOOL TUITION!
^^Compare it to the first day of school!^^

In September 2014, Anna started Appletree II. The kids overlapped for the summer program in 2015, but when she left for public school in the fall, Will continued on for the next two years. So in all, we have been with the school for three years! While I didn’t adore the cost of going there, I did adore the school environment, the teachers/administration, and how both kids really just thrived.

Their first day together - Summer 2015:
Leaving Appletree for the very last time yesterday:
Getting back to Will…he really had a great year as a Yellowbird. He was well-liked by his teachers and they all just have the best things to say about him. They tell me that he’s focused, a [print] perfectionist, witty, smart, full of good ideas, and although shy and quiet, he’s “animated with his friends.” He was a drama-free kid who never caused any trouble, a good helper in the classroom, and a leader who initiated games on the playground. What an awesome kid, right?

Yellowbirds 2016-2017 Playground
Yellowbirds 2016-2017
But even though he loved Appletree, Will is soooo looking forward to Kindergarten and I am 99 percent (gotta leave 1 percent for error) positive that he’s going to shine there.

As his mom, I am certainty a little weepy about Will growing up, probably the most about him losing his innocence. The other day we had the cleaners over and I was telling him that we can't be in the same room that the cleaners are cleaning. He responded, "or else the cleaners will clean us." Haha, hilarious!

So...onto Kindergarten! But, before that, here's to a great, fun-filled summer!


  1. I know I complained a lot about driving out there these past few years. Nevermind the tuition, the hassle of driving through Vienna every morning and afternoon during rush hour got old quick. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to be missing that routine now that it's over. Time just keeps marching on, leaving little memories in its wake...


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