Today Charlotte graduated from kindergarten from St. Francis Borgia Catholic School. We have been a part of the school community for three years and each year somehow is far superior to the year before. The teachers are seriously magical. The doors have closed and the kids will enter a NEW school next fall-- they are very blessed! Gretchen will be there in one more year, for kindergarten.
We are so proud of this 6yo. She's probably the last in class to loose a tooth (was pulled at the dentist a few weeks ago) but is an awesome reader and has a kind heart. Besides academics, Charlotte has learned a lot about herself including when to be patient, when to step down, and when to be good when it really counts. These things I'm most proud of her for.
As for a jungle ornithologist, she came up with this on her own. She said, "I want to live in the jungle and take care of parrots and other birds." I had to look it up, but I knew there was somebody who did things like that. Next in line was still her option to be a rock star, but that really is not going to be an option for her (vocally).