Rachel pulled a book off the shelf and read it by herself. Not a beginning reader book, but a picture book we'd checked out to read together. I only helped with words like "would" and "crimson" and "beautiful". It is clear that Rae has become a true reader!
Katherine and I visited the Intermediate School, a sort of junior middle school for 5th and 6th graders, that she will attend next year. We met with the principal, toured part of the building, and heard the schedule of a typical day. Kate didn't say much, but she was bouncing when we left and I think the visit did a lot toward relieving her anxiety about the future.
And I find myself in the odd position of being both surprised that my daughters are no longer little and excited at what the near future holds for them. I suppose this is a combination of emotions that won't be going away any time soon...
In any case, we were all more than happy to go to Granny's and dye Easter eggs, just like we have every year since the girls came home. Granny had seen a new way to dye, using shaving cream and food coloring. The colors on the finished eggs weren't as intense, but the shaving cream sure was fun to play in!