A few weeks ago, we got an email from one of the administrators of our school, asking if Pumpkin would be willing to speak at the upcoming Open House.
Our school has an Open House twice each school-year for prospective families.
Pumpkin was absolutely delighted to be asked.
Within minutes, she had a pencil and paper in hand....she was ready to begin jotting down ideas for her speech.
She adores her school, so it was really easy for her to come up with lots of specific details.
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Tonight was the Open House!
She did a fantastic job.
I love this sweet girl so much.
What a joy it has been to watch her bloom and grow.
(sidenote: For me, the phrase 'bloom and grow' immediately brings to mind Christopher Plummer singing Edelweiss...)
Grandparents: she would love to say her little speech for you when we see you at Thanksgiving!
One of the many things I've always loved about Pumpkin: she cracks me up when I ask if I can take a few pictures of her.
She will give me a few normal shots....
...and then suddenly we are ushered into the world of high drama.
She starts striking all kinds of hilarious poses.
She started doing this when she was LITTLE and has done it ever since.
Isn't it so amazing how you can see a little personality emerging even at such a young age.
I have pictures of her silly poses from ages 2, 3, 4....all the way up.
I've never really commented much about this cute little quirk directly to her.
I don't want her to get self-consicous and turn off the drama.
I know that day will be here before I know it.
I'll enjoy every one of these sweet little girl poses while I can.