Wednesday was his last day at school. We are sad to see that several teachers & staff have decided to not return next year. Thus is the life of a charter school but we are grateful that they were there for the beginning of Andre's education. They have definitely made an impact. They won't be forgotten either.
We will miss you Ms. Song & Mr. Hendricks!
Friday was Andre's big 7th birthday! I have always had a birthday party for him but this year we decided not to. We still celebrated (for 2 days) LOL Ever since Legoland Westchester opened up this spring, I knew that Andre would love to party there. Initially I wanted to rent a party room but I felt the packages were quite expensive. Instead I opted to invite a few friends from school to meet us there in the morning to play. It may sound expensive as well, but I had a great coupon that offered a Buy 1 Adult ticket Get 1 Child FREE. There's no redemption code so you can literally use it again. I used various family members email address & computers to buy them. I saved money & I was able to pay for the parents as well.
The kids had a blast! As soon as we walked in, Andre hugged me tightly and exclaimed "This is the best birthday ever Mom!" I was touched & relieved. I knew it would be a good day for him.
The day before my husband's birthday, his grandfather passed away. He was the patriarch of his family and a great man. He was 97 years old so he did indeed live a full life. One we can only hope to as well. It was hard saying goodbye and returning him back home to Haiti. Our hearts are heavy but we know he's where he has wanted to be for a long time.
Nou manke ou Granpapa
There's so much to talk about that I can't put it all in this one post. So stay tuned for some giveaways and reviews. Sorry for being so late! Also look out for my new look!
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