Monday, October 20, 2008

See This Here Girl?

This one, who dotes on her little sisters and showers them with attention?

This young lady, who still knows how to have a great time with her sisters and will help them set up a nice, creative place to curl up without making fun of their choice of retreats?

Who loves to pal around with friends and have a good time?

Our firstborn daughter is a creative, helpful, kind, sensitive, intelligent, artistic, musical, fun-loving, deep individual who just got rave reviews at her conferences last week as well.

She has embraced this middle school thing like a champion...loves it, as a matter of fact...and, to her teachers, it sounds like it shows! They told us some really fun things to hear as parents, such as, she's always on top of things, very organized, ready to go when class starts, sometimes a little quiet for some classes, for other classes she is a little more vocal, although not too much. They report that she is very responsible, mature, happy, comfortable with her new school situation, where sometimes when kids start middle school with all the class changes, going from class to class, keeping track of everything can be a bit too overwhelming, for her it's been almost refreshing.

All the way from Science to Math, from Language Arts (fancy name for English) to Keyboarding, Phy-Ed to Choir, Band to Social Studies....they all said the same thing. "She is just a joy to have in class. I wish I had a class full of students like her. She is very positive. A good role model to other students..." We both left conferences feeling so happy to know that she is at school like she is at home, she is a joy to be around!

Happy Birthday my dear girl!!! I am so happy to be your mom!

(One of the first days of Middle School)

(Baby bonding)

(Mother's Day '08, she masterminded a very special Mother's Day lunch/dinner. With very little assistance from her dad, she made a very good tatertot hotdish. Then she decorated the dining room so nicely, complete with name tags for each person, she designed a beautiful "M" card and a heartfelt and heart-warming card for me. It was truly a special day!)


angie said...

She sounds so wonderful! Happy Birthday to your first born....I know it's hard to be the first.....but rewarding too!

*MARY* said...

I hope she has a happy birthday!

Kellan said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! She sounds very special and I'm so glad she is doing so well in middle school and loving it!!

Take care - Kellan

Anonymous said...


there is something VERY PRECIOUS about having such a helpful sibling.

you're very blessed.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Shellie said...

What a great girl! You're a lucky mom!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Happy birthday to her! What a great girl you've got there! How nice it is when you hear good things about your kids! Here for middle school conferences, you have to stand in line and wait to see the teachers you want to chat with and you've NO idea which classes you may need to chat with until you arrive and they hand you your child report! Very frustrating!
So glad all went well for you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

she sounds like the best big sister first born baby ever!