This summer has just flown by and before I knew it...Essie was a first grader! We had open house last week and she started this past Monday. She has a fabulous teacher and several of her best friends are in her class this year. At first she wasn't so sure about being off of mommy's hallway but she's done great so far! She says she really likes it and I am excited to see her grow this year. Her classroom is directly across from my window so I can often peek in and see her working away.