the notebook


It's so hard to wrap my mind around - maybe when I write this it'll sink in - that this school year is two days away from over.  Unreal is what this week is...their last few days of K4 and Infant Class aka "The Purple Room" (because the door to it is painted purple).

What I love about it (this week) besides the field trip that Jake will go on tomorrow with his daddy to Shark Tooth Creek and the class parties that'll go down (Parker's is tomorrow, and Jake's is Thursday.) are the notebooks full of things they created throughout the year.  They make me laugh, they make me cry.  And I look at every single page feeling like I just got the pieces of my heart back that I give away every day at 8am.

A few excerpts of Jake's "journal"...

and a little of his exquisite artwork...

His August to May in a notebook - Here are a few of Parker's keepsakes...

"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 hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11 ~Taken from the letter written to Jake by his K4 teacher, Mrs. Lang


  1. So cute. I wish I could have kept As artwork to make into a notebook. We have a few pieces but most we had to give to his biological mom.

  2. So precious!!! Jake is a pretty artistic little dude!

  3. Such a sweet post! I know I will cherish this sort of thing when we have kids. :)

  4. Oh I love this!!! What a great idea to scan and put it on your blog! You will always have these priceless treasures. Jake clearly LOVES his mommy and daddy so sweet :) Great post!

  5. good for you!! everything is a keeper!

  6. How fun! What a keepsake:) I love the one about bringing his bunnies to the beach!