I can't believe you are eight years old! There is just something about turning eight. It just feels so...old! You are looking less like a little girl and more like a "tween" now. You're new adult teeth are starting to come in. You're getting taller. Sigh...it's hard to remember when you were a baby. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and other days it seems like it was so long ago.
This year you had your first Thanksgiving birthday. You were born on a Monday and it happened to be one of my then co-worker's birthday. She told me that sometimes you would have a Turkey Day birthday and after eight years you finally did! We had already had your party so we spent the day watching the parade and hanging out at Papa and Grammy's. Over the weekend I took you to see Frozen as a birthday treat. You loved it and it has become your favorite movie!
These are some things about you at eight years old:
You are finally starting to like reading. You were so proud of yourself for reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" aloud to us yesterday. You can read a lot better than you let on and although you haven't read many "big books" you did read Smile and Diary of a Wimpy Kid recently.
You still love tomatoes. They are definitely your favorite food which I think is weird since I don't like them at all!
You love watching movies with your daddy.
You really love your daddy. You ask me every day, "What time will daddy be home?" And I mean every. single. day.
You are very intuitive to people's feelings. And you give great hugs when someone is sad or upset.
You like art and drawing.
Sometimes you and Annagrace can really get mad at each other but I know that you love her very much. Recently we were shopping with some of your birthday money and you said, "I wish they had Minecraft cards." When I asked you why you said, "Because Annagrace really wants one and I would buy her one if they had them." I got teary eyed. That is so YOU--always thinking about other people before yourself.
|You before your Teen Beach Movie birthday party!|
You are absolutely one of the sweetest kids I know. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful, sweet, beautiful little blue eyed girl.
I love you, Mad Mad!