Well summer vacation is over, school starts tomorrow, I have mixed emotions about that. You are starting full days at preschool this year and I’ll miss spending my days with you however you are SO ready for the challenges of school. Daddy and I are so very proud of how hard you work (your teacher calls you a busy bee), you seem to have a talent with numbers (much like Daddy) and you are very excited to get to use the bead chains at school now that you’ll be an extended day child. You have been practicing your math and sounds over the summer and are now doing simple addition and subtraction in your head and know nearly all the sounds for the letters… you can’t wait to learn more at school this year. While these things are important more important is the effort you put in, and even more important is to treat people with respect, kindness and empathy… school is a great place to practice these skills! Remember Monkey we will always be proud of you.
One of your favorite things to say when you don’t agree with me is to say “Well when I’m a mummy, my kids…….” Apparently your kids get to chose what is for dinner every night, and what they do/don’t have to do…. I guess we may have to wait quite a few years to see how that works out for you :). I must say I think my life might be easier if I let you eat and do anything you wanted but hopefully one day you will understand.
You have been very big on dressing up and playing pretend lately, we had a week that was filled with “Alice in Wonderland” adventures (or as you like to call them “Andi in Wonderland”, followed by fairies, brides, doctors, Santa and of course Elsa. You have however taken to blaming the fairies for mischief and wrong doings… the fairies were blamed for painting on your legs and arms, drawing on your stool and dresser and they have a habit of turning on all the lights in the house. Cheeky fairies!
We are planning a trip to NY next month… your initial reaction was “No, I wanted to move to Sydney” Guess we haven’t had many vacations or flights to destinations other than Australia visiting family or moving… you were very relieved to hear that we weren’t moving there just going there because we haven’t been before. Daddy and I are really trying to make an effort to travel a bit more with you and Tate over the next year, there are some wonderful iconic places to see in the USA and we really need to make more of an effort to make the most of our time here. I hope that you will remember some of the places, people, and culture that you see, travelling is such a wonderful opportunity, I hope you grow to love it as much as Daddy and I.
To my hardworking girl who keeps her long term memory in her arm, who wants to be a teacher when she grows up, has some pretty impressive action moves and who loves jelly, I love you to the moon and back!
First day of school mini-shoot… you came home and drew a picture of you and your teachers… so cute.
Please continue on the circle to read Stacy of Bella Grace Photography’s letter to her beautiful little girl http://www.bellagracephoto.com/blog/letters-to-our-daughters-august-2014