Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy birthday Bigun!

Today my eldest daughter turns 8 years old.  This past year (age 7) has been full of learning opportunities for her.  It has held challenges and accomplishments and changes that will continue through the next several years for her. She has lost teeth and gained friends.  She has grown inches taller and found adventures everywhere.  My little girl isn't so little anymore!

Age 7 saw her getting used to a new challenge at school dealing with new classmates and a more demanding schedule and workload there.  We learned how to fuel her properly to curb the adhd tendencies, and she learned how to stay focused enough to get her work done.  She got a taste of real travel going to Disney World, and really likes it.  We're going to have a lot of fun going places together as she gets older.

Age 8 is going to present a whole new set of challenges as she is about to start 3rd grade and face those dreaded EOG's at the end of the year.  We're going to get her swimming more, and maybe get her on a swim team too.  She's about to lose another tooth, and will continue to develop her sense of style, as evidenced by today's pictures:

She picked out that dress for today.  Very cute!

She loves the cards with music and dancing people inside

Evil Genius picked out that Dale hat when they were at Disney World and actually kept it a secret until today!

She got to pick out her birthday dinner destination, and chose Golden Corral.  The kid did pick a place with all you can eat wings & ribs tonight, so no complaints there.

My goodness she's grown. This is from her 7th birthday last year.
My sweet little girl isn't so little anymore.  She's got less teeth and more to say than ever before.  I'm so proud of the lady she's growing into.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy birthday to Bigun! I hope she had a very special day. I love the dress she picked out. She is such a sweet little girl so you and Kelley should definitely be proud of the parenting job you've done with her (and with EG). The years go by so fast, it's kind of startling. I have a nephews that are 8 and almost 9 and they are reading chapter books and playing chess and I am like - didn't you just get potty trained like yesterday?

Lisa said...

I'm telling you, they grow up too fast! I blinked and both of mine are grown up and moved out...

Alecia Taylor said...

I hate those moments when you look at them and suddenly see big kids instead of babies.

I'd like to hear more about the "fueling" you talked about. My daughter pops in and out of focus easily. It's not terrible, but I do wonder if maybe it could be taken down a notch.

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Happy Birthday! Adorable!