I keep giggling at this picture every time I see it.
Oh my my my.
And this sweet girl started "kinneygarten" this morning. Oh please, for the love of all moms who don't want their children to grow up, please nobody correct her pronunciation of the word kinneygarten! I want her to say it that way forever! Mimi was equal parts excited for her first day of school, ('cause she's only been waiting fffooooorrreeevvvvvvvverrr to go to school with Tess and Jude) and nervous. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was just in our arms looking out the window for anything familiar? (and the pics linked show that it's evident that The Man Child has done a fair share of growing too!) Those 3 years flew by I tell ya!
... and I said goodbye! My 16th year doing this, this year for grades 11th, 7th, 2nd, 2nd and kindergarten, and I'm pretty sure that I was more excited for school to start then they were!
In the end, Mimi didn't shed a single tear... but I did, later on in the parking lot as I drove away.
16 years and I'm still crying in the parking lot.
I hope that never changes.