Ahhh...the life of a middle school girl. Little would you know that only an hour prior to this picture, she was sobbing uncontrollably because her two best friends went home together and she wasn't invited. Here she is, an hour later, on her way to the best friend's house for a party...like nothing had ever happened. Happy and chipper, clad in her brand new size double zero (of which she is extremely proud), taking pictures of trees, sunsets, and passing cars. How I much prefer the problems of a two year old who doesn't want to go to bed than a broken heart!
As for the rest of us...Daryl and I are working on dissertation (him writing, me editing), Sarah is cleaning her room so we can go shopping tomorrow, Josh is out with Maranda, and Hannah....well, she is doing what she does best--being incredibly cute and sneaking into the pantry for "snacks."
We got the prices for full day 3K at ELCA, and it does turn out that it would be cheaper to take her with me to school next year. Now the decision making begins...do you put a price on tender loving care? Is my baby ready to eat in a cafeteria and wear a uniform every day? Is she ready to be in a classroom setting every single day? And what if they don't love her like Ms. Kay? And do we want to upset the woman that we want to take care of or newborn? ahhh...decisions, decisions.