So Kate and I literally decided today worked for us and within minutes had the camera in the field and later at the park for a little session. She has bigger photo plans for birthday number twelve which she believes is just around the corner. Slow down baby. I am not ready.
Middle school hasn't been as kind to Kate as we had hoped for her. She has one amazing teacher and one extremely unhappy teacher. Kate's belly hurts daily as she internalizes stress. There are a lot of tears at bedtime and as she is working up the nerve to board the bus each morning. We have already had one discussion with the teacher and anticipate the next one will have to include the principal. We are in prayer about what is best for Kate moving forward as she enjoys the social aspects of school and is pulling straight A's but the emotional garbage has a pretty hefty price tag.