Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Day

For Throwback Day today, Caro said she was tempted to wear her pyjamas to school and call it "throwback from this morning when I was still in bed & happy".

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sweet Caroline

Caroline, this week has been a big week for you. Monday night was the formal banquet for graduating 8th-graders, and last night was the promotion ceremony. You hadn't mentioned it to us, so imagine our delight when you were presented with several academic awards, including the Presidential Academic Achievement award. You made us so proud -- did you hear us whistling and cheering for you?

 And now, tomorrow is your last day of middle school! I can hardly believe that my baby is a mere summer away from high school. Tonight is your 8th grade prom, and despite so many of your peers scrambling desperately to find "dates" for it, you have decided to attend solo, like the confident young woman you are. I know you're going to have good time, dancing, socializing, laughing, and belonging entirely to yourself. I can hardly wait to post the photos of you in your first prom dress, but in the meantime, here you are in the dress you wore to the banquet. You felt beautiful, and it showed. As one of our friends pointed out, you are beginning to bloom. My sweet girl, your dad and I love you.

Made you laugh!
 The joy in your face warms me.

A moment without glasses.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Checking in.

My Caroline. You're 13 now, and I can hardly believe it. It sometimes startles me how fast you're growing up, and I'm continually aware that we haven't got much time left before you'll stretch your wings and fly away. I just hope when you go, you'll stay near enough to home that we'll see you more than just on holidays. I cannot imagine life without your bright smile, your insightful comments, your sparkling laughter, and your astute calm and perspective.

I haven't been good about keeping up with your blog lately, but that's partly because I've been so concerned with just spending time with you. Watching favorite shows with you (you love Sherlock, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy and Dexter), reading books with you and comparing notes, laughing with you about life's daily comedies, mulling over your great ideas about the world and the happenings in it (you're a philosopher in your heart), and just watching you become who you're going to be.

Since I don't have any specific incidences to discuss this time, I wanted to at least post some photos from our lives lately.

I love you. I love you. I love you, my brilliant, kind-hearted, genius-humored girl.