Yesterday was an emotional day. We had Mimi's going away party at school and it was so sweet and I shed quite a few tears. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you may have already seen the above photo. This was Mimi's gift from her classmates. Each of the children gave her a stone that they had made a wish upon for her. They also gave her a purse in which to carry her wishes always and a little fairy to guard her wishes. It was such a thoughtful gift and made my heart so warm.
Her school and the community we have built and friends we have met through her preschool experience is something I am going to miss terribly when we move. Of course, this would have been her last year there as she is starting kindergarten in the fall, but these are definitely friends we will keep in touch with and visit when we are in Minnesota. Her school is a magical place where she has met Mother Nature, taken lantern walks through the falling snow, seen fairies dancing, created and sewn creatures from felt, learned to bake bread, played in the mud and snow and rain and sunshine, gotten dirty, danced around a Maypole, celebrated Harvest, learned songs and blessings and manners, read stories, had puppet shows, ignited her imagination, and made amazing friends. And so much more. We are so lucky to have found this amazing school and Mimi has really blossomed and grown through her experience there. I am truly sad that Ben will not attend the school next year. I know he would have loved it so much and I would have been so happy to be a part of the community for another couple years. That said, we have promised to come back and visit whenever we are in town.
~ Her very first day of school ever.
~ Harvest Festival.
~ Lantern Festival.
~ Meeting Mother Nature.
~ One of the many crafts she's created. (She and her classmates even made the paper!)
~ Her first day of school, 2014.
xoxo, nora bird