Saturday, October 19, 2013

Birthday 2013

Dear Smarty!

Another year has passed, and now you are seven. I love to be able to look back at early entries on this blog and see how much you changed and grew. You are a confident (sometimes too confident!) and intelligent child who is not afraid to speak her mind. Sometimes you say things that seem to be coming from someone much older, but then the very next minute you want to sit on my lap and be cuddled. You try so hard to be responsible, but it’s so hard sometimes, with many things competing for your attention. I don’t enjoy disciplining you, but I remind myself that my job is to raise you ready to take on adult life with its own ups and downs. While I watch you growing up, I do want us all to enjoy this fleeting time of your childhood.

You are getting stronger physically. You are “almost” able to do a cartwheel, you can skip a rope, bounce a ball, ride your bike. You love singing, but you don’t know a lot of songs by heart, so usually you sing the same two songs over and over again. Above everything else you love books. You are able to spend hours on end lost in a good book.

I love talking to you and hear you sharing your thoughts. Your best hope for your birthday day is that your first loose tooth finally comes out. You want to be able to stay up longer once you turn seven, and you hope that you won’t get more chores. You are looking forward to many things you want to do when you are seven, and I am looking forward to seeing you grow and mature, my funny Smarty-girl.

Love, Mama

8 comments:

Erica MomandKiddo said...

Happy Birthday, Smarty! 7 is a great age to be.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Happy birthday to your growing girl - I hope she has a great day!

Phyllis said...

Happy Birthday!!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Anna!

Joyful Learner said...

Aww, so sweet! It's wonderful to see her grow up in the blogsphere too. Happy Birthday!!

RockerMom a.k.a. Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to your amazing little girl!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Happy Birthday, Smarty! I have so enjoyed getting to know her through your blog :)

Ticia said...

Happy birthday to a no longer little girl.

I've loved getting to know her through your blog. It's so fun to see her grow up.