How do we have a preschooler already? How!?
Harlow has been begging to go to school for a while now, and we really hadn’t planned on doing 3 year old preschool, but decided to apply last minute and see if a spot opened up. We found out 4 days before her first day that she got in.
She wakes up every morning asking if the day is a “stool” day.
She. Is. In. Heaven.
I knew I wanted to document her first day, but honestly the perfectionist in me was freaking out about where we’d snap a few photos. As you can see, the front of our home is in less than perfect condition, as we are still dealing with the clean-up from the accident that occurred back at the end of June.
I never really wrote about it here, so in a nutshell: 3am drunk driver we are in Chicago house is fine so thankful we weren’t home thankful it is nothing structural and insurance has been wonderful…it’s just a long process.
But I decided that this is reality of what our front door and steps look like during the start of this school year, so that is what our backdrop will be! (I was testing out a new paint color for the door a week before this happened…. hence the multi-colored door. Y’all, the front of our home is such an eyesore — I’m so thankful for wonderful neighbors!)
showing us how old she is
so proud of her “bat-pat!” My parents got this one for her during their time in Vietnam — she loves it!
and just in case you were curious as to how boring life is with this precious gift….
or how she really feels about my kisses, apparently. ;)
We are so proud to be your parents — and also humbled and terrified by the responsibility each and every day. We are so excited to see you grow and be challenged this year as you experience your first year at school. Your compassion and love for others shines so brightly, and your joy is infectious.
Our prayer for you this year is that you would continue to love others well. That you would love the child sitting alone and bring unity to your classroom and friends. You already do that, Harlow. You have this incredible ability to just see right past appearances and love the hearts of everyone you meet.
Don’t stop loving others the way you do, sweet girl. Find beauty in the world, amidst the crud, and then make it more beautiful.
We love you!
I totally photoshopped the chalkboard text…I might be artistic, but painting my nails and writing pretty with chalk are two things I will never put on my resume. Nope, not good at them at all!
Happy Friday loves — enjoy the long weekend!