Today when you hopped out of the van at preschool, you looked back at me with a big wave and a smile and said "love you Mommy!" This is why I get up in the morning.
School is back in session and you are eating up your time with the remarkable Ms. Kristen. The two of you have quite the love affair going on and I love all the amazing things that she is teaching you. You have progressed wonderfully in her class and are standing out as a class leader which makes me very proud. I love the reports I get about how helpful you're being to the others and how you make sure that everyone is doing well. Your sweet spirit has matured tremendously of late and I'm completely in love with the young lady you're becoming.
Last week when we went on our pre pre-school date, we sat in the "tickly chairs" with our feet in the bubbly water and talked and talked. I LOVED it. It gave me glimpse of the conversations to come and it's one of my greatest prayers that we will always be able to talk like we do now. Hopefully we'll tackle more interesting topics then whether or not The Princess & The Pauper really are sisters or if Troy a& Gabriella will ever get married, but we're off to a nice start.
One of your favorite things to do right now is help me around the house and I love that, as of right now, you still want to be just like me. It makes me work extra hard to be the very best example to you and it's fun having you follow me around in your apron, cleaning everything alongside me.
Along with all of your sweetness, the sass that is is truly "Hannah" still exists. You have a flair for the dramatic and while it can drive me crazy, it also entertains me to no end.
"Mom, if you make me wear those shoes then Ms. Kristen won't see the flowers on my toes and then that would be lame!" (This is where you throw your head back and roll your eyes.)
"You really need to finish up, Mama, because my legs are so tired of standing!" (Said while I'm doing your hair and with the last few words draaaawwwnnn waaaaayyy ooouuuttttt.....)
"I would like to have a Princess Leia Pink party for my five birthday at Chuck E Cheese. And you can be Queen Amidalla." (None of us know what exactly Princess Leia Pink actually is but you feel quite strongly about it.)
With your fifth birthday right around the corner, it frightens me at how quickly you're growing up. And since you're the same size as most 1st graders, it's even more astonishing. You're starting to become aware of how much taller you are than your friends and I keep having to remind you that you don't have to talk to them like they're babies. It's the quickest route to you getting punched in the face for the first time, and we really don't want that.