When Micah entered the world, he turned me into a cousin, Daddy into an uncle, and Mommy into an aunt.
We had been expecting his arrival for several days (although we didn't know if we were expecting his arrival or her arrival), and Mommy was on pins and needles as she awaited word of his entrance while teaching at school. Her students understood that she would be checking her email and cell phone throughout the day. They were almost as excited as she was.
When Mommy finally got the "It's a boy!" text, she turned to her students with tears in her eyes and shouted, "I have a nephew!". Her students celebrated by jumping up and down, clapping their hands, and cheering loudly. I'm sure the teacher next door wondered what in the world was going on!
A few weeks later, my parents took me on my very first road trip so that we could meet my new baby cousin. Can you believe we were this little just a year ago?
As you can see, Micah was born with a head full of dark brown hair and a beautiful smile.
The smile is still the same, but that hair sure has lightened up!
Happy Birthday, Micah! I'm sad that I missed your birthday party, but I look forward to seeing you again soon.
My name is Rachel Moss and this is my 9th year of teaching. I love working with first graders! My hope is that this blog will be an effective way to let my students' parents see all of the learning that is taking place in our classroom each day.