Tuesday, July 28, 2015

first day of 1st grade

They say when you have children it is like your heart is walking around outside your body.  Truer words have never been spoken.  Halle is an incredible friend and great companion to have around.  So, I was more than a little worried about sending her off to first grade.  She has been my little BFF for the past 6 years and now I was sending her away for the bulk of her day.  If she hadn't been so excited to go, I probably would have been a bigger mess than I already was.  
But, I am happy to share her kindness, goodness, goofiness, and desire to make others happy with others.  I have no doubt she can change the world, she has already changed mine.

lagoon 2014

Ernst and Young paid for each family to spend the day at Lagoon.  We loved it!  Lily was terrified on most rides, and Halle finally decided to branch out on faster rides.  Bulgy the whale and the space ship ride were Lily's highlights and Halle fell in love with the swinging pirate ship.
It provided the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends who have moved away. We miss those Bartons fiercely. 
What a perfect summer day.