Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kelsie Jo

Kelsie Jo! So many ways to describe this lovely lady. Beautiful. Kind hearted. Attitude like you wouldn't believe. (we say she gets that from her dad). Very Dramatic. Girly on some days. Tom boyish on other days. Has a heart of gold when it comes to animals. Growing up wayyyyy to fast. Six years old. Graduated from Kindergarten and is now going into First grade! That is a big deal at our house! It just amazes me how fast children really do grow up. I remember the day I brought her home. I remember her first steps, her first words, her first smile at me! I remember when she cackled that first cackle, the first time she puckered her lips to kiss me back. The first time she said I love you mommy. I remember her first day of preschool. She cried and followed me down the hallway begging me not to leave her. I remember her first day of Kindergarten...we both cried like babies!! I couldn't wait until 2:45 to be able to pick her up.
I love her so much. I love her personaliy now. I love that she is a little woman now. We have so much fun with her! Her and her dad have a weekly tradition...they go to Muncie and eat lunch and then shop all afternoon. Some days she comes back with bags full of stuff and some days she comes back with just a single pack of gum. They have so much fun on those days! I just love that. Her and I have a different bond. We tell secrets. We talk about boys. We play dress up. We dance in the living room while no one is watching. We love to play games. She looks up to me like a daughter should. I love that. I wouldn't trade a single second of my life!
This week is our last week of summer break...boo!! Seriously. Where did the summer go? It has even felt a little like fall out the past few mornings and its getting cooler in the evenings. We have lots in store for us this week. We have school clothes to get out. Letters to practice. Numbers to practice. Words to sound out. A six year old mind to refresh from the stuff she learned last year. "Last year" seems so long ago. We are going to enjoy our last few days together before first grade!

Hope you all have a lovely day!
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