posted on: 9.02.2014
we spent labor day weekend on the farm. most of the weekend was spent eating, drinking, and playing. there was a round two volleyball matchup with the local amish (which may be becoming a tradition), eleanor explored a creek for the first time, a second cabin was built, and we released about 40 paper lanterns. there was a moment sunday evening when were were all sitting on the stage off the barn and the amish boys began playing harmonicas and spoons while the girls sang when i wasn't sure if i was awake or dreaming. you could say that it was a good weekend.
posted on: 8.26.2014
today was the beginning of something big. today was eleanor's first day of half day preschool. it is such a huge milestone for her and us. it's the beginning of her creating her own life and adventures in the world outside of what we control.
we dropped her off this morning and she didn't even turn around. she was basically like, "I got this mama." meanwhile I drove away crying. she was ready for school, I am sure of that, and I know that she will thrive in the montessori environment that we chose for her.
almost as soon as we pulled away, felix said, "where's eleanor?" this transition may be the most difficult for him. all morning I thought about what she may be doing, who she was meeting, and what she was thinking about it all.
when we picked her up her teacher came out to say that she was so sweet and had a great day. she said that it was as if eleanor had always been there. my heart is so full and proud. when eleanor saw me she smiled and waved and climbed into the car immediately speaking of a new friend. she then asked if felix missed her and if he cried. he told her, "yeah." and then as we drove home she said, "so, what did you guys talk about while I was at school?"
I love you eleanor faye and am so very proud and honored to be your mama. here is to the next chapter buttercup.