The girl who started the year as a first grader, and ended the year having completing second grade, with a perfect report card, no less. She received the class "excellence" award for the last quarter and, yeah, we couldn't be more proud.
The boy who cried the first day of preschool and ended the year with the "confidence" award from his teachers, and who sang his little heart out, front and center with all his classmates before a large audience of parents at their awards assembly. He is openly excited about kindergarten now, and while I know he'll always be my homebody, I'm so proud of how he rose to meet the challenge of school this year.
The girl who turned 18 months today, who now approaches two, who is shown here sitting on the lap of her newest BFF, Grandpa. (We are having the pleasure of a visit with D's parents for the first time in almost a year.) Where does the time go? This curly-haired toddler was JUST a baby, wasn't she? Now she likes to color and follows directions and eats sandwiches and all kinds of crazy things. Eeesh.
And that's me today, feeling victorious about a school year completed. And feeling like I look a bit more than the 15.5 weeks pregnant that I am. Yes, that's right! We will be growing to a family of six in late November/early December! I've been trying to come up with the right way to share the news with "the world", but this new little one has most definitely been On My Mind, and fancy announcement or not, "Facebook official" or not, I wanted to tell you, my loyal readers.
So that's where we are today, this June 11th. A year ago today a big truck took our entire material world away from our sweet house in SC and began our move out here. What shall we be up to on this day next year? What a lovely adventure it all is. Thanks for sharing these little, important moments with me. Happy Summer!