The Start of a New Chapter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The day finally arrived, the one she had been counting down to, the same one I had been dreading selfishly just a little - the first day at Kindergarten.
I love her at this age and know she will change and grow and do well, but the first day of Elementary school feels like the end of a chapter in our lives of her being this little "wee thing". I wanted to capture her on her first day, so we did the obligatory sitting-on-the-doorstep photo and I snapped some on our walk to school. 
That same day in the evening we stole down to J’s Landing, an old Pennsylvania Barn and stables - my new favorite place for photos. With the promise of frog catching after 30 minutes of photos, you will see her holding a mason jar with a twinkle in her eye. She caught 7 frogs that night, had the best day ever in Kindergarten and had her family as company on her first journey to school.

Heading out the door with her new backpack
We all walked to her school

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I did shed a tear that day, I won't lie

She lit up the minute she started to read.

Her three favorite books!

A mason jar of 7 baby frogs with a happy Kindergartener.