everything i need to know...

They say, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.  We are about 6 weeks into kindergarten and Lexi has already started to truly blossom.  She amazed us before kinder, but she has grown so much academically, emotionally, and spiritually in 6 short weeks.  Just a few examples:

Lexi's artwork was cute last year, this year it is incredible.  She can picture something in her head and then draw or paint it on paper (and we know what it is without "hints").

Her "kindergarten" handwriting is precious.  They are learning D'Nealian.  It is characterized by a slant and "cattails" that help with the transition to cursive.  Lexi loves her some cattails!!

Last year Lexi wanted to be a teacher.  This year she wants to create, develop, and run a school.  Last year Lexi wanted to be a contestant on "The Voice," this year, Lexi wants to be a judge.  I'm seeing a pattern here and I like it.  :)

Lexi's manners are finally being vocalized almost all the time without us having to remind her!!  This is HUGE.  We have never understood how she could remember the smallest detail about an event when she was 3, but would forget to say "please" when asking for something.

Lexi has now admitted about 3 times that she is indeed tired.  Now don't get me wrong, Lexi still wants to stay up all night, but admitting she is tired is something I thought I would never hear from our girl.

This year is flying by, but I guessed right...it is one of my very favorite seasons.  Life is good.

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