The Juice turned 4 today. She got all dolled up in a new outfit from Uncle Jesse and carried her new Hello Kitty backpack in to school today, proud as a peacock. As soon as I walked out the door I wanted to run back and stay with her, as if that would keep her from getting older. I can't help myself. She's my baby.
Now that she's 4 she's started in the 4 year old Kindy (preschool) class on Monday. This means she'll be attending 5 mornings a week. She was very excited and proud to see her teachers that morning. Giving her best smile to each of them as they greeted her. I picked her up from school, happy as a clam at high tide. We came home, had a nice snack and a nap. Then headed off to her new swimming lessons. I was concerned as her last lessons consisted mostly of her waiting her turn and during the waiting time she would cry for me. This time she hopped right in, her swim cap and goggles accentuating her cheeks, and did everything the teacher asked her. Smiling all along. We stopped to get fish and chips on the way home to celebrate our first day back at school and Josie's first day at 4 year old kindy. As we drove up the hill she exclaimed at the top of her lungs, "My name is J-O-S-I-E Josie and I'm a big girl now!!" She was so proud.
We're proud of you too Josie. Keep growing up even if mommy tells you not to.