After a whirlwind nine months, Hallie finished up her three-year-old year of preschool at the end of May. As was also the case last year, Hallie had wonderful teachers (Ms. Mary and Ms. Susan are top-notch teachers in general, but they turned out to be perfectly suited - in terms of their personalities and teaching styles - for our little spit-fire as well) who loved and nurtured her while simultaneously providing her with plenty of foundational knowledge on which to build next year.
Hallie had mixed emotions on that last day of school: sad that school was over, crazy excited about her end-of-the-year program, and happy about the start of summer vacation.
Hallie insisted I curl her hair that morning. I did, and it looked lovely, but only for about 30 minutes. Despite being relatively wavy/curly, Hallie's hair doesn't hold curl very well. It only took five minutes of recess to wipe out those beautiful, loose ringlets.
Later that morning Tom and I attended Hallie's end-of-the-year musical program. Hallie always understands what's going on during these sorts of things and takes her performances very seriously (there are always a few kids who look confused or wander off stand, and when this happens, both Will and Hallie have been known to shoot those kids dirty looks), and this program was no exception. The girl was focused.
We're about two weeks into summer vacation, and I think Hallie and I are both only a few days away from being ready for four-year-old preschool to start...