Friday, June 8, 2012

last day of preschool

Dear Little Leah, 

Well, you did it. After three different schools, five teachers and three years, you are done with preschool. Well, except for a few weeks of summer term in July. But hip hip hooray for you! You, my friend, are off to Kindergarten. It's hard to believe just how much you've grown in the past three years. {I promise I didn't do your hair the same way on purpose.}

Your last day of Beginnings Preschool was full of celebration. You and your classmates performed all sorts of impressive songs and dances and then we all got to go outside and eat ice cream. 

Your last day of Foundations Preschool was a little less celebratory, but we did get to come and sing with you at the school wide morning sing 

and treat your teachers and therapists with a small and very inadequate thank you for all they have done. You, grandma and I had fun baking the cookies the night before. Grandma even let you lick the beaters.

And then you rode the bus home. We couldn't help ourselves. It's just too cute.

You have worked hard, Miss Ribbons, and my has it paid off. 

I love you bunches. 


Preschool 2011-2012
Teacher: Ms. Martin
Para: Ms. Lexi
OT: Mrs. Wendy
SLP: Ms. Susan
PT: Ms. Kris

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

natural history study boston

Dear Little Leah, 
Explain to me how you can even look darling while wearing an EEG cap? It doesn't seem like it should be possible. And yet it is. 

Daddy said you guys had a great time on your date in Boston. You even got to go to Quincy Market after and grab a bowl of chowdah with dad. And you got to go to Target. And you got to pick up Grandma Hauley from the airport on your way home. I think it's safe to say it was a great day. 

You are one brave girl, Miss Leah. And I love your guts. 


Sunday, June 3, 2012

cape cod strollathon or bust

Dear Little Leah, 

Strollathon #2 was a smashing success - in the rain. But let's be honest, the way you rock your rain boots, who's to complain about a few little raindrops!? 

This time we traveled a few hours southeast to attend the 7th Annual Cape Cod Strollathon. You decided after conquering the west coast, you'd shoot for the east this time. You swam in the hotel pool, got a queen size bed all to yourself, miraculously slept through Kate's hours of screaming and rode in the car like a professional passenger. Our friends the Holbrooks came along to support us and we all had a great time.

We made some new friends and you, dad and Damon strolled some new streets all in the name of Rett syndrome research. And after a successful event, we are now $100,000 closer to treatments and a cure!!

I have to admit - I love wearing my Team Leah Bean shirt. It makes me proud. YOU make me proud. And I love you to the moon and back.