Last week was a pretty big week for our sweet girl, Scarlett. She had her last dance recital and her last day of pre-kindergarten. It was a week of last days and I’m a big bundle of mama emotions.
As of this morning, we’re moving to Boston in 12 days!!! (Or possible even 11, since we leave so early in the morning on the 12th day. Eep!)
The move still feels kind of surreal; this distant thing that’s happening sometime in the future. But the calendar, and a house full of boxes, say otherwise; and hitting these big milestones and last days with Scarlett has me realizing just how quickly our final days and weeks here in North Carolina are coming to an end.
For starters, Scarlett is officially a pre-k graduate! I can’t even believe our first baby graduated pre-kindergarten last week.
I feel so grateful that we found this incredible, supportive, amazing school full of the most wonderful, nurturing educators, who at times felt more like family. I’m so thankful for the friends that both she and I made through her school, and all that we both learned.
One of the hardest parts about leaving Durham, is leaving such a wonderful school behind.
Not to mention all of her amazing friends, and ours.
And somehow, in the midst of all of this growth, and time, and fun, and adventure, in just a few short months, she’ll be starting kindergarten, and I’ll cry, just as I did so many times last week (and certainly many more in the next 12 days!)
And then this baby girl will be starting kindergarten … and oh my gosh, I need to stop.
My baaaaaaabies!! 😭😭😭
And oh, Scarlett’s last day of ballet, after years at her dance studio, and her big recital …
Watching Scarlett dance her heart out on a great big stage in front of a huge audience was amazing. This was her second annual recital with her dance school, and she seemed totally un-phased by this year’s bigger-than-ever crowd.
It’s so nice to watch her truly enjoy something special to her. I’m not sure there’s ever a moment that she’s not dancing, and this was her chance to put on a sparkly pink costume (goodness, she may never take that thing off!) and twirl.
And her baby sister, Emme, was just thrilled to be cheering big sis on.
Seriously, clapping after each and every performance was her favorite part.
Still, even when I look at our long-legged little chickedy, our oldest baby girl, and think, “Goodness, how is she so big already? Where has the time gone? How did we get here already?” I’m reminded in the most perfect moments, that she’s still my darling baby girl.
This was her – fast asleep on the couch – just after her last day of school here in Durham. My sweet, perfect, wiped out, four year old girl.
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