Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Spring is in full bloom around here. It's time to till the garden and get some things growing. In the spirit of the warmer weather, I've been urging Devin to think about a shorter haircut.  Although her hair is very thick and beautiful, it's a nightmare to care for.   And, I was WAY over the screaming and fighting about her hair. photo IMG_4512_zps1b6543b1.jpg

Luckily, two of her friends at school had major cuts recently.  This seemed to inspire and give her confidence, that a "summer cut" would be ok.

So, it turned out more than ok.  She was thrilled!
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This weekend, her school celebrated Earth Day with bounce houses, face painting and tie-dying.  She had so much fun...bounced and played with her friends for 3.5 hours.

This is Devin with one of her "BFF's."  These two are so funny together.  "S" is a year older and a grade up from Devin, but they get along very well.
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Dev loves to climb trees & the ones at school are perfect!
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Almost Seven

Every time I remember I need to blog, something gets in the way.  And, I don't want to give up this record of her early childhood.  So, I'm going to try and blog once a week or more to get back in the swing of things.  Honestly, she's changing & growing so much...it's hard to keep up.

She's just a few weeks away from being 7 years old!  She's 50" tall & 57 lbs, which puts her in the 80th percentile for both.  (Meaning she's taller than most kids her age)  She loves school, piano, gymnastics, her friends and many other varied things.  We spent a huge amount of time this winter being sick & are very (very) happy Spring has sprung.

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Here's a sample of her cursive writing.  (Which continues to interest her)

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Devin was SO excited to see her cousins and especially to meet the newest member of the family.

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She's generally NOT one for babies, but this one is very hard to resist!

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This age is wonderful.  She's so independent, but still needs "mama" sometimes.  She knows what she likes, but is willing to try new things.  We are witness to a full-on obsession with piano and gymnastics.  Her tenacity is paying off, as she will practice piano for several hours a day on weekends.  Same thing with gymnastics.  She does handstands and backbends all day.  It's exhausting to watch.

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Mostly, we just sit back and watch her grow and be happy.  And, savor every moment of this age.  It hit me this morning that in just five years, we'll have a 12 year old on our hands.

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