Eight? It seems impossible and yet here you are...cheering on the start of another year.
This morning we hurried through breakfast to make sure you had time to open your gifts before school. You are quite the reader these days and can get lost in a book. You enjoy a variety of genres, but have been particularly interested in stories about pioneering times so we got you the first book in the Little House on the Prairie series. True to your bookworm self, you asked if you could stick it in your book bag just in case you had extra time in class today to start reading.
|yes, that's a load of clean laundry waiting to be folded on the couch. you do have four siblings and so the laundry is never quite done you know...|
And you were equally excited about your travel set for Kyla, your Journey Girl doll. We had no sooner walked in the door this afternoon before you, Darcy and Natalie had your dolls out and were packing suitcases for them...being sure to grab their passports just in case an opportunity for international travel would arise.
Your happy voices made me delay calling everyone in for dinner as long as possible, so I brought out some veggies to cut on the front porch and enjoyed the moment with you. And why was I cooking on your birthday instead of driving you to your favorite TexMex restaurant? Well, when presented with the question of going out tor having me fix a special meal of your choice, you didn't even hesitate before requesting meatloaf, mashed potatoes and garlic green beans.
Your birthday dessert of choice? From scratch brownies baked in muffin tins. You helped me make them of course.
And then in your sweet way, you proposed that even though your sister's birthday was yesterday and we had the dessert of her choice, that we give her a candle too because we didn't put a candle in her s'more last night.
|you two have your share of disagreements, but you are the best of friends|
But let's slow down this growing up thing, for a while anyway. Eight is enough already...
All my love,