Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Big girl Cali: Kindergartener!

The years fly by with all the kids, but it seems that with every year and every child, time moves even faster. It seems like just yesterday(cliche, but true!) we brought home our third little princess from the hospital. It was an easy labor and delivery. I remember right after delivery feeling like, wow, that was great! I could do this again tomorrow(that was the only baby I could say that about:) She was a good baby, a great sleeper and a beautiful little girl. When Cali hit about the age of 2 1/2 we realized, she is also a firecracker! Terrible twos hit hard, but amongst the "terrible" was the most hilarious little girl we'd ever met. I think I could fill a book with "cali-isms" as we have referred to them as(A recent one while riding in the car, "Mom, what would happen if you tooted on a potato?" Ummm, not sure:) She just says the most random hilarious things ever. Cali is also a determined kid. If she wants to do something, she will find a way to do it. I've had other more experienced parents with older kids tell me that those kids of theirs that were "determined" and challenging at times as little ones were able to turn that into something that truly made them successful in life and I know it will with Cali.  Cali is also one of the most friendly kids ever. If we go to a park, everyone knows her name within minutes and is playing tag with her:)  She loved preschool and had lots of buddies. Another wonderful quality of Cali's: love. She is very vocal about how much she loves you and can turn any frown upside down. And I also can always count on her to tell me I'm pretty:) She is so sweet and complimentary. This girl makes us smile and laugh lots.

I have had trying times with my spunky fiesty little girl, I'm not gonna lie, but I don't know what I'd do without my Cali girl. I will miss her at Kindergarten this year but its what she really needs right now. time away to learn and grow. I know she will thrive and learn so much this year. She doesn't really love mommy trying to teach her things:) But I know she'll listen to her school teacher!(hopefully? lol) Cali, have a wonderful year in Kindergarten! We love you so so much! Enjoy these pics of our girl with the golden curls from the past until now..these darn kids grow too too quick!  :(


jOeY said...

Love looking at all those pics of cali girl. She is such a blessing in our life. That one of her laying in the sand captures her style pretty well. we love you cali!

Tara D. said...

Aw, that was a nice little trip down memory lane. Kinda wish there were more photos. It's weird to think that you have five now; and the oldest of them is 11! Wowzas.