When ML was home yesterday, we had a good time looking in her "journal" from when she was in K-4 through about 1st grade. She started it because Andrew was doing one as a project with his first grade teacher, and of course she wanted to do one also. At some point I will post some of her earliest "entries"--all with interpretations written by me on the left, because she wrote 100% phonetically (notice the "my frand Alicia" in the picture below") and I knew the meaning would be lost if we didn't get it down right away. Of course, there were pictures on every page as well.Note the family portrait below - particularly how her dad is portrayed!!
That child was something else. She brought a smile to my face more times than she will ever know.