I found this picture that Eden drew awhile back. I like how she labeled the curly-headed person. Little kid notes and illustrations are so sweet to me!
It’s been so fun to watch Eden express herself through drawing and writing. She’s a thoughtful, careful person and I can often see the wheels turning as I look in her eyes.
On a less sentimental note, another thing that makes me smile is dressing up my kids in fun clothes…especially in cute stuff from garage sales! This bell-sleeved sweater was like $0.25. Awesome. It’s my favorite and goes well with this fancy, tapestry-like skirt I picked up on clearance at Target. Yep, these things are satisfying to a mom.
Okay, back to the important stuff….the girl inside the clothes. I never posted anything about this little one starting school. Kindergarten has been a great thing for her this year. She has loved all the structure and stimulation it brings. Eden is usually the first one ready in the morning, complete with her bed made and hair brushed. Yea for being self-motivated!
Here she is with the final links of her countdown-to-Kindergarten chain we made at the end of the summer.
And the big FIRST day!
It is always a little hard for me to send my kids off to school for the first time…that’s just me. I have issues with letting my kids grow up. But I have to say that it has gotten easier each time I do it. No watery eyes this year! I am starting to accept it, I suppose.
Great girl, great school, great friends and learning opportunities. Plenty to smile about!