Today was the first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year. That meant a much-earlier start to the day, and since it was rainy, it was actually dark. We all got where we needed to on time, with homemade breakfast of crepes and fruit, and with absolutely no yelling or crying. Major Win.
The one thing I keep thinking about, though, is the fact that this is Valerie's last first day of regular school. It just chokes me up. I can not believe I am the mom of a High School Senior, sometimes, but I am.
Here are some things that happened when Valerie was five.
|FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!|
|Matching Lunchbox made me happy :-)|
|Valerie's bedroom was periwinkle blue with lots of butterflies, and tons of stuffed animals.|
|Valerie was Belle for Halloween. Here she is in Ray's office.|
|She slept with a sleeping mask- always the diva.|
|She loved her mommy.|
|She had an ADORABLE "Easter" outfit|
|She was almost 4 years into gymnastics|
|Trick-or-Treating on the lawn- that is Lance and Laura (from my lab) with Rosie in the background.|
|Valerie's kindergarten BFF was Lauren. We lived over an hour apart, but her mom and I and Valerie and Lauren did things together all the time.|
|On the way to Valerie's Kindergarten musical . she was patriotic and had two singing solos. |
|I so loved dressing her. At the beginning of kindergarten is when I got a job as the night manager at Gymboree.|
|Perhaps Valerie's VERY FIRST SELFIE! She has always loved them :-)|
|Her other best friend. I bought them matching dresses :-)|
|The last day of kindergarten. She was so little.|
I am just overwhelmed that she is already a senior. I hope this is a great year for her and for Asher. I hope they learn lots, feel built-up and love their school experiences this year.