Friday, June 6, 2014

Last Day of Kindergarten

Darn tears betrayed me again, but thankfully my sunglasses kept Taylor from seeing them.  I made it through graduation without them falling, but dropping her off for the last day of school tugged at my heart.  How is she already done with kindergarten?  My baby girl will be considered a 1st grader in just a few hours.  We are so excited about summer around here, but I need time to slow down and let me enjoy my girl while she’s still little.  I say little, but at 6 she is growing like a weed.  This year has been a huge learning experience for our house.  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to sometimes to get everyone up, dressed, fed, lunch made, and out the door by 7:30, but we were never late no matter how many times I yelled at Lizzie that we were going to be late.  I know that working moms do this all and do it much earlier in the day.  But in our house we’ve been able to sleep in a little later and preschool didn’t start until 9:30 so mornings could be a bit lazy.  I am thankful for summer and the ability to stay in our pjs past 6:45.  Well there was that one morning that I overslept and had to do the car drop off in my pjs but they were cute and I prayed that I wouldn’t have to get out of the car for any reason.  We also adjusted to reading and math homework each week.  There were a few Thursday nights that we were rushing to get it done, but it got done.  Taylor grew from this shy girl to a bubbly girl that made friends with all the kids in her class, was brave enough to volunteer to be the first presenter for her research project, finished a year of Daisy Girl Scouts, scored her first soccer goal in co-ed winter soccer, finished a year of gymnastics and almost mastered her cartwheel, fell in love with edamame, and most importantly… learned to read.  We have watched Taylor go from sounding out words in the books sent home from school to realizing she can now read signs, things on tv, books at home, instructions for games, and I find her trying to read my texts.  I love that she made that jump this year and we have enjoyed seeing that excitement as she reads new things. 

Congratulations my sunshine on finishing your first year of school!  We can’t wait to see what each new year brings and I know there will be more tears each year that I realize you are growing but it’s only because my heart is full of love for you!

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