I know they say don't blink - and maybe it's because you're my first or maybe it's because you've had a big year or maybe it's because you're a girl but OH MY, how much you have grown and changed and bloomed into this magical fairy that is full of life and personality and kindness and emotion. I can't believe you're 6 and a half.
How you look... My sweet, teeny, tall girl. You are the most beautiful little thing I ever did see. You're quite tall for your age but still thin. Last week, you were very sick and lost 4 pounds - while this doesn't sound like much, it was shocking to see how little you became. I plan on plumping you up this week with ice cream and nutella ;) It's been a year since we chopped your hair - it's beautiful but growing quite slow. You have periodically asked for your "long hair back" which will happen, slowly. Your pale skin and blue eyes are magical and your little face is delicious.
Your Schedule....Now that you're in 1st grade, it took some time to adjust to the schedule of school. You were TIREDDDDDDD in the beginning but now you've found your way. You go to bed between 7:30 - 8:30 PM every night and wake up between 6:30 - 7:30 every morning. You love your down time before bed watching TV or playing on the iPad. You also love a good rest on the weekend - just alone time (but with Benny by your side, always). You're a rockstar - you love having plans and you're great to go with the flow.
Your Likes....Starting SSDC this past summer was huge - it opened your eyes to an assortment of activities you didn't know about. Your favorite things to do are yoga (you go every Monday after school), gymnastics, color, playdoh, dance and sing. You love playing with your brother. You adore your friends from school, your old friends from CSS, your friends from camp and mostly your cousins. You're a great traveler - you love our trips to Florida and NYC. You're amazing at math and reading. You are super good at soccer and riding your bike. You love helping with chores - feeding London is your specialty. You love walks in our neighborhood, rock climbing and Chick Fil A with your bestie, Avery.
Your Dislikes: You continue to hate the top sheet, trying new foods, getting your nails cut, little dogs scare you. You HATE being alone - the thoughts of getting something from the basement by yourself is terrifying so you always manage to get Benny to join you. You hate being embarrassed - just this morning you didn't take Mr. Bear (Your favorite stuffed animal) to school because you didn't want anyone to see him.
Your Food: the picky eater. Favorites include: Pork Roll, Matzoh Ball Soup from Ben & Irvs, Re-fried Beans from Las Margaritas, Kashi Cinnamon Crunch cereal, M&M Yogurt, Bananas, Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, strawberries, apples & grapes. Nutella. Chocolate ice cream. Pirate's booty. You ate scrambled eggs twice but that ended quick.
Your Thoughts: I LOVE the way your brain works. You are really, really smart. Your specialty is math which is insanity because I'm awful. You & Dada work well together doing your homework and your quick to pick up new information. You're a beautiful reader and getting stronger everyday. You are a worrier by nature - I used to get nervous but I think it's good. You are cautious and plan out your actions rather then jumping right in. You defend your brother fiercely and you always worry for his well-being. You're VERY sensitive and emotional. You love your friends and always want to feel included.
You've had a BIG 6 months.... you stopped going to CSS after 5 amazing years. You started a new camp and loved every single second. You became an awesome swimmer. You started a brand new school and knew NO ONE - but in time made wonderful friends. You take the bus like a total champ - even though the first day of school, you got off on the wrong stop and Dada had to track you down - you never worried. You are smart and kind and fierce. You are brave and beautiful and will do amazing things. We love you so, so, so much.