Look at these fierce, beautiful forces of nature we get to raise:
In fact, they are fierce and beautiful with only raspberries as weapons:
Without further ado, and as we finish up our LAST WEEK of 3rd and Pre=K, a little detail on each of them:
Could you just eat her up? Of course, her sass balances out the sweetness – this photo was taken in the first 10 minutes of Field Day at school, after which she became a conscientious objector of field day, annoyed that they couldn’t just have regular playground time. This is only one of many examples that show us there is nobody more magnetic and charming and fun and loving than Clementine… as long as the world does what Clementine wants. In good news, she’s pretty good at convincing us all!
And she’s got a long list of fans whose favorite place on earth is… anywhere Clem is:
(photo montage courtesy of our friend Francois at yesterday’s Memorial Day cookout). Who would have suspected our serious little girl would be such a sparkly personality in her own right? These days, she spends every waking minute with her new third grade (soon-to-be-4th-grade) besties, who act like she’s been in their posse since they became a posse in kindergarten. She has added an air of magic to the group, teaching them to communicate with fairies, among other things. One of my favorite parts of this is that they all live within a few blocks, and the parents have collectively decided that when together, they can roam from house to house, investigate the neighborhood creek for magical happenings, etc. It’s a lifestyle that we all enjoyed as kids but have been told isn’t really an option in this age of heightened caution and helicopter parenting!
Annabelle is also finishing out her 3 month 3rd grade stint with flying colors academically. At the award ceremony, she took home a math award, writing award, “star student” and the “A Honor Roll” – not too shabby, huh? But no – it doesn’t warrant a kitten no matter how much she asks (this was from a day the girls and I volunteered at the shelter – trying to make volunteering more of a regular thing this year thanks to an awesome org called Little Helping Hands).
What an awesome school year for both these girls. It all flew by so fast, but summer is now officially around the corner, and have we got an AWESOME summer planned for this crew! Let the lazy days begin…