It’s amazing how much a child grows during a school year and this year we’ve seen exceptional growth. On a week-to-week basis we could see mental growth as both of them came home with physical evidence of things they were learning – worksheets, books to sign off, science experiments; we recognized how much they were learning and were so grateful for wonderful teachers.
Their physical growth wasn’t as evident, aside from Hallie losing a mouthful of teeth and several haircuts. It’s not until I compared first and last day photos that I saw just how much they’ve grown.
Hallie was beside herself excited when she walked in the door and proudly declared, “You can’t call me your favorite first grader anymore! I’m in second grade – my teacher told me so!”
They grow like weeds don’t they?