Tomorrow is a monumental day for us.
Miss Priss will begin her very last first day of preschool and Lil Sis will be starting her first official “school year” there. Quite appropriately, they will straddle across the school in the youngest and the oldest classes. And sandwiched there, somewhere in between, is a mama wondering where the time has gone.
In theory, it’s both of their first days… but to be honest, the one who has me digging in my heels and begging to turn back the clock is this blue-eyed girl.
Little Sister is twisting and tugging at my heart strings in other areas… like turning two soon. But we’ll talk about that later…
We decided to wait a year for kindergarten. But it doesn’t make sending her off to her last year of preschool any easier. And even though she has been going to some sort of preschool since the day before she turned one, the thought that this is the last year before the big leagues… well it just makes me want to grab on tightly with both hands and never let go.
But I have to let go, because that’s my job… isn’t it?
She’s had her first day outfit picked out for a week. She’s packed and unpacked and repacked her backpack a hundred times. We’ve gone to meet the teachers. We’ve memorized her cubby symbol and the teacher’s names.
She is ready.
And tomorrow as I walk hand-in-hand with her through the school doors, when I hug her tightly at her classroom door and whisper in her ear how much I love her… I’ll be strong and encouraging. I’ll be her biggest cheerleader.
I won’t shed a tear.
Well, at least not in front of her.
This year, I hope her wings grow a little stronger and a little longer. I hope she’ll learn to fly in new areas – in reading, in sharing, in doing things on her own. I hope she’ll take this extra year we’ve given her and continue to bloom and mature and grow.
And next year, when preschool is a thing of the past and she eagerly begins her student career… we’ll know that this first day of her last year of preschool was exactly where she was meant to be.
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Kjane Designs Receives 2012 Best of Oklahoma City Award
Oklahoma City Award Program Honors the Achievement
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 18, 2012 -- Kjane Designs has been selected for the 2012 Best of Oklahoma City Award in the Graphic Design Services category by the Oklahoma City Award Program.
Each year, the Oklahoma City Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Oklahoma City area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Oklahoma City Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Oklahoma City Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Oklahoma City Award Program
The Oklahoma City Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Oklahoma City area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Oklahoma City Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Oklahoma City Award Program
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Molly's Fifth Birthday was spent at the Happiest Place on Earth... Disney World. And even though her dream photoshoot might have been with Mickey and Minnie, her mom'tographer thought elsewise! So the day before, while we were still at the beach, we bought some balloons (five of course!) and made our way out into the ocean. By the end of the photo shoot, both of us were sandy, wet and laughing so hard our sides hurt!
This little girl is the twinkle in my eye, my muse, the reason I'm a mama. And celebrating her Fifth Birthday was truly a milestone worth capturing!!