Today, her first words when she saw me were, "Hey, Mom, wait till you see my feet!" She couldn't wait to get home, rip off her socks and shoes, and show me this- She had painted her feet pink for a project and thought it was so funny. I'm so glad school is making her so happy and I'm just so proud of how well she's adjusting to the whole routine. Another thing's for sure, too- school is wearing her out!! This was her an hour after we got home today- completely wiped out!!
Anyways, I also want to say a little bit about Cade. He has turned into a completely different little boy since Ella started preschool. He and I are getting some precious one-on-one time. I had never before realized how little of that the two of us have had thus far in his life. Until now, it has always been me and both kiddos running around and doing everything together. I just didn't realize what Cade was missing out on. Me, too, for that matter. We've only had these few days together so far, and he is becoming such a big boy. His vocabulary has increased probably ten-fold in the last week. Chris and I just can't believe it. He points out so many things to me, calling them by name, and he tries to repeat everything I say. It always amuses me that he may not say a word the whole way to preschool (because someone else is usually dominating the conversation!!), and then as soon as Ella is inside and he and I are back in the truck, he doesn't stop talking until we pick her up. He's such a smart, little boy and has the sweetest personality, but that's not to say he doesn't have some spunk like his sister- I'm noticing he definitely likes to make up his own mind! He so enjoys being goofy and we spend a lot of time making each other laugh. I am just treasuring this special time I'm getting to learn all about him.