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Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School

I don't know who had been waiting for this day longer...Lauren or Mommy and Daddy.  Lauren had been talking about going to school for over a year.  Mommy and Daddy had been wanting it for her for at least that long.  She was more than ready...physically and mentally.  There were no tears or fears - on either side.  We had to slow her down on the way in so we could get some pictures.  Then, she went in and sat down and started threading some beads like she had done this every day of her life.  She didn't even let a little snafu on the bus to get her home get her down...she was so excited.  I hope learning is like that every day for her!!!!

And it must have worn her out because she was asleep in under three minutes after I shut the light off. 

As always, I am so glad we are in this together...and that Lauren has an awesome Daddy who would drive all the way up here just to drop her off at school.  Luckiest girl ever!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Dress is Hung...

Ready or not Sioux Central Preschool.
Lauren Holm is coming to you.
Everyone knows that Lauren is ready for school.  Many have asked if I, as the Momma, am ready for Lauren to go to school.  100% for sure.  To me, this is nothing to be sad about.  This is my little girl taking a step into greatness.  I love her and I know she is more than ready for this.  She is going to learn so many things and have so many opportunities!!!  Again...I am lucky to be in this thing together with her.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Trip to the Bank

Lauren has had a piggy bank since she was born.  She got it for a gift from Aunt LouAnn.  Slowly and surely we have been filling it up since then.  Many a times have I found Lauren sitting with my wallet and putting all the coins in her bank.  Needless to say, it was finally full and VERY heavy...we had been trying to get this done all summer, but we have been so busy.
That's because there was a lot of monies in there...
We walked downtown to the bank (because we are getting a break from the 100 degree weather) and Mrs. Drzycimski helped with the machine to sort the money.

And then Lauren got her "money book" and, of course, a sucker.

I love being in this together with her.