Today was Kirsten's first day of first grade. She very carefully picked out her outfit two months ago and had it in a special place in her closet. Last week we finally found the perfect shoes, last night she very meticulously explained to me how she wanted her hair fixed, and this morning she added the necklace. I cannot believe how independent and grown up she is getting. She is in the same pod as last year, but on the other side.
When we got home, it sunk in that it was just Katie and me for the day. For the past year she has just basically been my "plus 1" or my a tag-a-long for whatever Kirsten did. She is now getting to where she wants to get out and go places and be entertained. I know that I used to know what toddlers liked to do, but I am having major mental blocks now. I will have to figure out some new activities for us to stay busy during those long school hours without Kirsten.
After school Kirsten came walking out with Michael, of course. As soon as she saw her sister, she took off running and hugged her. I wish I had that on video. I could tell that Kirsten missed Katie as much as Katie missed her. Even though it was 106 degrees outside, we still headed over to Sonic with friends for happy hour drinks.
Katie, Kirsten, Michael, Rachael
Koral, Kenna and Kirsten