Friday, March 15, 2013


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I can't begin to explain how much I love my Elle.  She's growing up before my eyes and it's fun. She's in 3rd grade and I just don't want this school year to end.  She is HAPPY.  She has an amazing teacher.  One of the things Elle always tells me that her teacher Mrs. Downing says is, "if it's important to you, it's important to me".  Isn't that great?  She plays a game called "States" every single day at recess.  There's a painted map of the United States on the playground's black top and she and her friends have made up some sort of tag game with it.  In the car, she rules the radio and likes it loud.  It drives me nuts.  The funniest thing is I feel like just yesterday I was doing that in the car with my mom.  Her favorite TV show is "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney channel.  She is still just as sweet as ever. I really don't think that will ever change.  She is a good and sweet girl to her core.  One foot is still firmly planted in her little girl world and she still loves to play dolls with her sisters but the other is wanting to grow-up. It's so cute to watch.  I took this picture of her randomly the other day.  I was on my computer and she just pulled this chair up next to me and was chatting away.  It was so cute that I made her let me take her picture.  I wanted to remember her just like this forever.  She's my little buddy and I adore her. 

Betsy Ross

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Gwen had her Kindergarten Patriotic Performance last week.  She got to be Betsy Ross.  She was so excited about it that she could barely sleep the night before the show.  One of my favorite things about being a mom is whenever there's any kind of show, recital, performance or even if I just stop by the school to drop off a forgotten lunchbox, they get so excited!  I was seated in the auditorium when the Kindergarten class marched in and on to the stage.  I could see Gwen scanning the audience for me.  As soon as our eyes met she lit up like you wouldn't believe and I returned the favor right back at her.  It's so darn cute.  I don't think her eyes came off of mine the entire show.  She wore this silly paper hat the entire day -- so cute!  Please don't ever grow up, Gwenners.