My baby girl is a preschool grad. How is this possible and how am I going to let go of her for 8 hours in a day? How am I going to continue to send her off year after year now? Let me stop with the questions because I know that answer, I just will. Even if I cry while doing it.
I of course had to decorate their little table congratulating our baby. I made her a little sign that I may just use every year and take the exact same picture to look back on. That would be cool to have at her high school graduation party. Let's not get that far ahead of ourselves though.
We got so lucky with her teacher and the teacher assistant. Chloe adored them both and just seeing the way they interacted with Chloe, set me at ease early on and was able to leave her stress free. I was in awe of just how far she came within such a little time. And I was super proud at her graduation when her teacher announced she was the top reader. She (me) read 310 books!
Here are some of my favorite memories from this year:
The night before her first day. So exciting for us both!
The big day!
Teacher Appreciation Day. This was one of my favorite moments because I was so happy to give back to her teachers because they played such a big role on Chloe's life so far. I know Mrs. Tapp showed up everyday our of heart and it was not just a job for her, she is so appreciated by me. Chloe also made them little books where she told them her favorite things about them and they LOVED them!
Hitting the 300 book club! WOO HOO!
100 Days of School. Chloe picked to do 100 of her favorite things and we put them on a shirt!
I know this was one of her favorites too. She got to go to Build A Bear for reaching her goal of 300 books.
All these moments are so bittersweet. I am so sad that the same girl who I cradled in my arms 5 years ago is the same little girl who now knows how to write her name. It is so sweet though because I know she will do amazing things and I get to be there with her along the way. I get to witness it and that is a blessing!