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Rainy day finishers! Kate finished her first 5k and Lexi placed 3rd among girls 12 and under in the 1 mile fun run.
Today was Lexi’s stagger day, when she finally got to visit 1st grade. The whole class starts together Monday. It’s been a long week of anticipation, luckily, we had plans to keep us busy. Lexi cannot wait to be back in school. In fact, she wishes there was no summer break at all, just shortened days so she can still go to the pool.
Lexi is energetic, fun-loving and eager to learn. I hope that this year brings her both challenges and great joy. I pray that she would grow more and more gracious towards herself and others, and that her deep conviction would blossom into a great appreciation for Christ’s finished work. She is really excited about playing soccer with some girls from school and I hope their team helps them build real community, without excluding the girls who aren’t playing.
Happy First Day of First Grade, Alexine.
Lexi has to bring pictures to share about her summer. I asked her what she wanted to share about, and she said “going to the pool.” So, I printed her pictures of our trip to Colorado. It was really fun to go through the pictures again.
I still can’t believe we got this close to the Mount Evans mountain goats, who live 14,000 feet above sea level.
Today was Kate’s first day of third grade. This feels like a big milestone to me as I taught third grade while I was pregnant with her. It feels like it was just a short time ago, but those kids are now finishing up high school.
Eight is a strange in-between age.Â On the one hand, she has grown so much but on the other, she feels so little. She loves pop music but still plays with My Little Ponies.
Last year, I wrote a little prayer for Kate on her first day. I prayed through it again today, but I was coming from a different place. Instead of being the new girl, she is familiar and comfortable. That’s a good place to be, but also one that needs to be bathed in prayer. She is so excited for all this year will hold academically, but there will be challenges along the way. I am praying for enthusiasm to translate into diligence and interest into mastery. Happy first day, sweet Kate!
Kate told me to come and take a picture of her. “I’m going to do a real dive,” she explained. She was confident that her first attempt at a pike would be successful. Wouldn’t you know, it wasn’t half bad, considering the board (no fulcrum) and level of experience.
I love watching my kids in the water, and seeing their moments of bravado. I hope Kate will always know how to throw caution to the wind and believe in herself. Shoot for the moon, little girl. You don’t know what you can do unless you try.