It's hard to believe it was only 5 1/2 years ago that I was endlessly shoveling snow in a futile attempt to be able to get out of the drive way in case my wife was to go into labor. Soon, Ashley will be going to Kindergarten.
I just spent the last week with my family in South Padre Island and it amazes me how grown up she is becoming. Only a few months ago she could barely pass her swim test at the YMCA and now I watch her swim and tread water in the deep without her floaties. I watch her make friends on the beach and go out to the surf zone on her boogie board. We do all of the rides at Schlitterbahn and a REAL roller coaster at Six Flags. Although I think she reconsidered that decision since she didn't want to ride it a second time. She sings all of the songs from our latest Laurie Berkner CD and she sounds out and recognizes words.
Wow, we are so proud to be her parents. I hope letting her go to school isn't too rough on us.