my sweetheart shorties are off to school for their first days.
lillie looked so small, drowning in all her grade six accoutrement. my grae-girl, on the other hand, looked so strong and ready for fifth.
her stride is smack exact like uncle sugar's. they both lean into it. i remember when i used to pick up pat from the airport, ages ago and long before he hired cars. i could see him coming a mile away. everyone else seemed...unhurried. straight up. approachable, even.
but my uncle sugar? always looks like he has somewhere he needs to be and it. is. not. here. it. is. there. grae looked just like that this morning.
i filled out her get-to-know-you form for her teacher. i'm sure it will also allow her teacher to get-to-know-me. read, insane.
the word i used to best describe my grae? sunshine. what does my grae like to do best? win and laugh. but mostly win.
but here's the real kick in the pants. her new teacher asked how she could best help my child this year. i replied that - and i embarrassingly quote - i would very much like it if grae left her classroom every day feeling remarkable.
i am officially that mom. ugh.
on a few deadlines this week, but i'll definitely be over at the sweeterie. have you been gobbling up all of our guest photographers? me, too. and will you keep sending in photos? say yes. it's a lot of fun. for me, at least! xoxo and have a sweet day, you. oh! and these cakes looked nothing like the two we devoured on lill's birthday. not even close. but i'd bet you a hundred anythings that lillie would disagree. maggie austin cake spotted on designer's block, my always and forever fave sight.