So here is our baby, who clearly was born just a few short years ago, all dolled up in her One Direction-inspired new outfit, with the cami and hoop earrings and messenger bag, ready to hit the first day of 6th grade. She's a middle schooler now. And she looked great.
She was excited and nervous... came downstairs last night at 10pm for a final pep talk, and was up at 5:45am this morning. She's practiced her lock combinations, walked her schedule, and has her zippered binder (the 21st century version of a Trapper Keeper) all set to be filled.
You can tell by her slightly wide-eyed smile that she is telling me to hurry the heck up and take these pics already, Mom, because I have a world to go out and conquer.
After all the worrying and prepping and pep talking, we are so happy that today is finally here. And we know she'll do awesome.