After a gentle hint from my dear friend (this one's for YOU, Elizabeth!), I am doing a quick post. The timing is good because I literally got an email 20 minutes ago with a preview of Ellie's 1st grade picture. I love it -- it totally captures her sincere, earnest personality.
Ellie chose everything for her picture, from her outfit to how she wanted her hair, to how she wanted to smile. She loves 1st grade and was sad today that it was still Fall Break and she couldn't go back to school yet.