The year that I went back to work full-time after having Grace, we came across this home daycare called, "BearHugs." We loved it when we went to check it out, but decided to have Grace go to a different home daycare that was closer to our home. Last summer, when we had to start looking around for a place for Jeremy, "BearHugs" was the first place I called. We are so grateful that they had an opening for him. He has been going there since August, and we have been so pleased. Mona and her staff are so loving and it's amazing how much they do with the kids! They celebrate all the holidays (eg. pictures with the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus), make a big deal about the kids' birthdays, have fun themed-days like "Rock out Day," or "Tea Party Day," and she is so generous with the kids, too. Grace's last day of preschool was last week, but Jason and I decided to have both Grace and Jeremy in daycare this week to give ourselves some time to "breathe" after a very busy year. Today was Jeremy's last day there since he'll be with me at home for this upcoming year. Our family is sad to say goodbye to Mona, but we've told Mona that when I go back to work, Jeremy will definitely be back at "BearHugs."
Mona threw Grace and Jeremy a goodbye party today. All of the kids at the daycare colored a picture for a "Goodbye, We'll Miss You" book. Mona also had goodbye gift bags with balloons for the kids when we came to pick them up.