Nothing captures the essence of freedom quite like a child at play. Here's Hanna at the Corn Maze with her Sparks group. I love this picture because I can just feel her unbridled energy. Not a care in the world...
I can't believe it's here. My Kindergarten Graduate beaming with excitement that she is now in Grade One! As we went through all her workbooks and pictures for the year, I am amazed at the progress children make at this age. From barely shaping letters to writing small sentences. From indecipherable pictures to mini masterpieces. From melodies with unrecognizable words to songs sung full out with actions and heart!
Hanna I'm so proud of you! Here's to a wonderful summer, a new backpack in the fall, and the continuation of a life filled with rich learning!
(Hanna with her friend Emma... they've both grown so much, such ladies!)
Today, the day before Mother's Day, is Birthmother's Day. Although we don't see Hanna's birthmother as much as we'd like, she is always in our hearts. Hanna has been asking about her alot lately and so I realize how important it is to keep that connection alive in whatever form works.
Today Katie, I celebrate you. I celebrate the amazing gift you have given us and the woman you continue to become. Happy Birthmother's Day. Let's connect soon!
How my daughter loves to dance. This year I've really seen Hanna embrace the art of dance -- learning the steps but also feeling her way into the music. I was so proud of her at this weekend's concerts.
She knew every move. Even the ending pose.
When we were leaving the theatre, she said to me, "I sure do like dancing on stage!"