Monday, May 20, 2013

Oh, the Place You'll Go!

I have always loved Dr. Seuss, but it wasn't until these past few weeks that I realized how inspirational he was and how much the little things he said in his books meant.
I have been trying to figure out things to do for Hailey since she will be graduating into the big world of 1st grade in a couple weeks. First grade sounds so much different than kindergarten. Right now she is just in kindergarten and she is the baby of the school, but next year seems so grown. A first grader! Ahhhhh it makes my heart skip a beat. I can't believe my tiny baby will be in first grade.
I feel like this is a huge milestone and something special. I have thought of all sorts of different things I could do for her so that she remembers this day. I have finally come up with an idea. I want to order her "Oh the Places You Will Go" by Dr. Suess. I have read about it given to grads for the for all different levels, but I want to give it to her for this special day of graduating kindergarten.
I mean such great quotes and words of widom! I am going to get the hardback book and write a letter to her to attach on the back of the front cover. I want her to know how smart she is and all that is in front of her and ahead of her. Eveything she can do, be, and dream about! I can't wait for her to open it and to explain what it is and what it means. Hopefully it is something she will treasure forever.
It's so hard for me to believe in just two short weeks school will be out, and my baby girl will be no longer a little kindergartner, but offically a first grader!
Oh, the places she'll go!


  1. Oh my gosh!!!! I just blogged about Jr. It will post tomorrow haha! Our babies are growing up!

  2. We love Dr Suess! We don't get "graduation" here for Kindergarten but it's hard to believe that I will have TWO in school full time next year.

  3. I saw somewhere that a mother took a copy of this book and every year had the child's teacher sign it. At the High School graduation she presented that copy to the child. You might think about grabbing an extra copy and doing that. It would be pretty awesome to receive it as a 1st grade gift and a signed copy as a High School gift! Just an idea :)