The girl is officially a kindergartner as of Tuesday this week! She had a fabulous first day at school and at the small aftercare she attends with some of her besties. Or at least I think she did, judging by the squeals of delight + bouncing off the sky she was doing when I saw her that evening. She was so cool, so happy, so ready to be in her new classroom. She didn't even turn around as I kissed her on the cheek + said goodbye. That's my girl!
We dropped her off a tad late, so there are no photos of that morning, and she was too blurry to catch later on. But that's okay. It helps my heart a little to realize that really, it was a day much like any other... not a momentous mountain of an event. She was ready + it happened. And now "real" school begins...
However, here are some shots from our trip to MA a few weeks ago. It feels so long ago now that the weather is crisper + new routines are in the works. I am thankful for the time we had to catch up with everyone.
And and AND! My brother is now in China for 10 months, teaching conversational English at a university in Yuncheng! Such an amazing endeavor... I am beyond proud of him + so excited to hear about his experience + how he grows.
|2 princesses + a toad|
|No, Jack, the beer is not for you!|
|Fun with Uncle Dave|
|My sister + her beau|
|Learning words on my mom's deck|