Staley with her teacher, Mrs. Roberts.
Staley's favorite afternoon helper, Miss Mandy.
One of the best parts of Staley's first year of preschool was that she got to go with her same-age cousin, Lila. Being together two days each week took them from being cousins to being best friends. I loved seeing their friendship blossom. Whenever I asked Staley who she played with at school, she always listed Lila first. For next year, Lila has to switch preschools because of her mom's new work schedule. I was very torn because I was so happy with their current preschool, but I also wanted them to have the opportunity for another year together. I couldn't decide what to do, so I asked Staley if she wanted to stay at her same school with all her friends and teachers or go to a new school with Lila. Without hesitation, she said, "A new school with Lila."
Cousins and best friends who also have the same taste in clothes.
It's fun to watch my kids grow and learn. I love seeing them make friends and find things that they love. But it's also a little bittersweet to see them fly by these milestones and know that time is only going to keep marching forward. Can't we just keep them going to preschool, holding hands with their friends, and wearing their pink twirly dresses just a little bit longer???