oh littles. last week, i took you to your last day of preschool. summer break is here. of course, you will go back to preschool next september. but, this last day of preschool felt like a big deal. it was a big deal. look at you in that photo up there! i took the one on the left the day i dropped you off on that very first day of preschool. i took the one on the right last monday. look how much you’ve changed sweetheart! of course, the photos are evidence enough on their face. but, i know the story behind them, which is even better. you dressed yourself for preschool on the last day – something you weren’t capable of yet on that first day. your hair was wet on the last day, because you took a shower before school. a shower! i didn’t have a chance to dry it. why? baby eliot. you are a big sister now! that little girl on the left never saw that coming. baby eliot is also the reason why the photo on the right is a little sloppily taken. your mommy does everything with a baby in her arms these days. (thank you, by the way, for being so amazingly cool with this development. you are, in so many ways, my hero.) lillian, the growth we have seen in you over this preschool year is astounding. as it turns out, you are a natural leader. your classmates looked to you to lead activities and to take charge, and it seems that you do both with grace and kindness (at least according to your teachers). this makes me so proud. as i knew you would, you forged full speed ahead into the wonderful world of preschool and met with success. you learned. you made friends. you laughed. you sang. you had both small and big adventures. you fell (both figuratively and literally) and, when you did, you picked yourself back up. and, you did all of this without me there looking over you. congratulations lillian! next year, you will start montessori, and i cannot wait to see what adventures this will bring. my heart is so full of you, my dear. i wish i could say it all – remember it all. but, words are not enough. love, mommy.
p.s. thank you beth el preschool for a wonderful year.