I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that our sweet baby Merrik starts her first day of 5th grade today! No matter how hard I try to see what I think of as what a 5th grader should look like I do not see it when I look at her . Today as we both anxiously and excited waited in the car pool line to go to school , I held that sweet tiny baby soft hand and we said a prayer . A prayer of protection for her school , her teachers , and friends . A prayer for her grades:) , but most important we prayed that she be a kind friend and a good example. I know she is growing up , I also know that she still has baby hands and the best part of my morning was holding them this morning . So for now 5th grade is here but she is still oh so small in my eyes. Here is to a great year monkey .