Subtle changes of fall are all around us & our nice warm days are numbered. We are overwhelmed with busy, but I don't want to let the beauty of right now pass us by without enjoying it. So while Dad & the older boys were at football practice this evening, I took the youngsters out beyond our backyard to explore.
Today was also school
picture day for our kids. Which means Mom had plans to force the camera on them for
a little while after they got home. This is usually seen as some dreaded, awful thing by the majority of kids involved, which makes it sometimes frustrating & disappointing to me. I just want some nice pictures of my kids once a year.
We started off with grumbles, but once we hit wooded paths & wide open spaces, the picture-scrooges actually found themselves having fun, can you believe it?
I loaded them to my computer tonight.
Oh, my goodness.
Our Lilly is growing to be more of a little lady all the time.
Nine years old now and in 4th grade.
People who see Lilly on her own think she's so tall. But Lilly, in a group of her peers, is very much on the half pint side of things.
She's a fast runner & good at football.
She read Little House books over the summer.
She aced her first spelling pretest Monday morning without studying the words.
She carries a heavy stack of books home each day now, but has her homework done on the bus before she gets here.
Once home, she checks on her chickens (I let them out each day, and she checks to see that they're all safe first thing!)
She draws & build legos & rides bike & catches toads.
She eats raw tomatoes like they're going out of style.
She's currently missing a couple of teeth, I wonder if that's why she isn't showing them?
She would NOT wear these shiny dress shoes to school today. Purple tennies all the way.
4th grade was a big year for me. I started at a new school and made new friends. I had an amazing teacher, one of the best on the planet. She inspired in me a lifelong love of books and writing.
I hope 4th grade is wonderful for Lilly.
Learn & grow!
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