• TxSuzyQ

    Wow! Miss Leta is growing up so fast and that is an incredible photograph of her. Love her new hairstyle, too!

    Btw, I know you have had a few issues with skin cancer and all, but it is okay to let her get just a little sun!

  • Greygirl

    Well, you can’t wear a cool pink feather in your hair AND have your mom walk you to your classroom. I mean, come on, Heather! Everyone knows that!
    She’s really beautiful.

  • jalla

    Your daughter looks stunningly beautiful. Such a presence in that photo, just woha.

  • Coyote

    My god. Can she BE any more beautiful?
    Super cute hair and outfit, too!
    And let us not forget the excellent parenting :-)

  • Jeanie

    She is beautiful!

  • cobaltblue

    If your daughter’s skin were any more luminescent and gorgeous, I’d think she was a divine apparition. Yeesh.

  • Mama2Boys

    My oldest started 1st grade this week and after many tearful bus stops last year I was dreading this past Wednesday. Went off without a hitch! Oh…and thanks for showing the preschool pic of Leta. Made me want to cry and she’s not even my kid! : )

  • allegrapostsforrose

    Phew! I’m not alone…my 2nd grader had the same type of reaction (or lack thereof) on her first day of school…and I was happy and sad all at the same time. They grow up, I guess!


  • J. Bo

    Leta is brilliant… and clearly crazy… and exceptionally/exotically beautiful. She was lucky to be born into a family that “gets” her, and her family is lucky to have “gotten” her in return.

  • Jackie P

    After struggling all day with my 10-month old baby and asking myself what I got myself into, I am grateful to have read your post. It reminded me that it will pass all too fast and to appreciate this tiny being, even if he cries, screams and refuses to sleep.
    Your daughter is beautiful and you must be so very proud. Congrats on being a great mom. I have taken so much from your posts and I mean it when I say you get me through my rough days at times!

  • Mama Kat

    I wish my son would smoke a joint before preschool. He cried for an entire hour on his first day and when I picked him up he begged me not to “get lost” from him again.

    Have mercy.

    Cheers to confident second graders who can brush their own teeth! And shots all around for SCHOOL STARTING AGAIN! Thank you Jesus.

  • julieisthebest

    Wow, she looks so grown up. I know you don’t need us to tell you that but still. I haven’t been coming by the site as regularly as I used to so this photo REALLY took me by surprise. Crazy.

  • TheCraftyAngel

    OH MY GOD. Forgive me, I’ve been away from the awesomeness that is your blog for too long.

    Who is that amazingly fetching young girl there? That simply CANNOT be Leta. Nuh uh. Nope. She looks too old!

    Wow…I know how fast time is flying around here, because I have a junior in high school (wait til your girls are 16 hehehe) and a 4th grader (boys make your hair turn white. It is a proven fact). And I remember infancy so clearly it hurts. In so many ways.

    Congrats on an easier start to school! Her glasses look *precious* (we are a “four eyed family” around here with the exception of the teenager who refuses to wear them).


  • skradei

    The photo. Wow. Something about her eyes and that hint of a smile… You see this picture and you just have to love her.