Tuesday, May 15, 2012

So Proud of My Girl

Last week, I had lunch with Sissy's teacher and then I attended a Q&A with her new Middle School principal.  Right after that, I had a planning meeting for her 5th grade graduation.  

And I walked away overwhelmed.

Where did my little girl go?  She is maturing right before my eyes and it all happened THIS YEAR!

 She was excited to get glasses, but not so excited to have to wear sports lenses to play soccer. Though I have never heard her complain about them.......
 She came up with a pretty awesome Science Fair project and did most of the work all on her own....and got a first place ribbon.
 You know she haas had high goals of selling cookies in the past, but with soccer being pretty demanding this year, and her being in Student Council this year, we opted for a lower goal.  She sold at booths in the bitter cold and still surpassed her goal by 100 boxes!
 She even had a "secret shopper" come to one of her booths and because she answered all the questions correctly (what is your goal?  how many to get to that goal?, etc.), she earned an extra 2 cases!  She really impressed me that day with her politeness and confidence talking to an adult.
 She still loves art and she still wants to be a professional artist one day.  Her first work of art was displayed at the local donut shop this winter! Hey, you have to start some where!
 On top of everything else, she was a library aide at school and had her own shelf!
 She earned the All A Honor Roll for the first semester......
 But still knows how to act like a goofball......
 Remember how she earned enough $$$ to buy her iPad?  She liked the sense of earning money, so she and her friend created the "Walking Adventure Crew" and has 2 regular customers she walks & keeps dogs for!
 She and her dad attended their last Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance this year too.  He is such a proud Dad!
 And......she won a spot on the Battle of the Bluebonnets - She had to read all the Texas Bluebonnet Books and their team competed against other schools in a Quiz Game - it was so exciting!!
 Lastly, her soccer skills keep improving.  I just love to watch her play  She is trying out for a new club in a few weeks and they already invited her to play in a tournament in Houston in June! Woo-Hoo!!
 My girl is also a terrific big sister- she naturally takes care of her little brother and wants to play with him (most of the time).  She is a natural caregiver and loves him to pieces. Now if only I can say the same about her love for her other brother......
So this has totally turned into a love fest (or brag fest- however you want to look at it) for Sis.  She is just an incredible young woman.  I look at her lately and just beam pride - she is an awesome kid.  I love her personality.  I love her confidence.  I love her humor.  She is so fun to be around.  

I am sad for how quickly her young years have flown by - I feel like it was yesterday when I took her home form the hospital and took a nap on the floor by her crib because I didn't want to leave her side.  Now we are having philosophical conversations about water conservation - how did that happen??
Simply said, she is precious to me.  I am going to love on her this summer before I send her off into the big bad world of Middle School!!



Shawn said...

You've done good Mama! She a direct result of your parenting and you should be very proud!

Thanks for linking up and since this post is about the sweet "Sis" I won't be upset that our trip wasn't the highlight of your post!

Enjoy your last few days of Elementary school!

Kelli said...

Well I will say that she has an awesome roll model :) You are both amazing!

Steph said...

I can't say I blame you for being super proud of her. She seems like an awesome girl!

VandyJ said...

She is something to be proud of! They do grow up way too fast.

Connie Weiss said...

You have done an AMAZING job raising her. I want to be just like you.....and I hope my daughter is as awesome as yours is.


Taryn said...

What a beautiful, smart and awesome little girl you have raised. You must be so very proud :) Congrats momma!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Well she has a fabulous role model! Of course she is growing up to be an amazing young lady... :) duh!

jennykate77 said...

You should be proud and get to brag all you want!! She's an amazing young lady! You're doing such a good job, Mama! Love the pics!

MiMi said...

She's just beautiful, momma.
You should def be proud. But let me tell you, this whole growing up business sucks ass.
For reals.
Also. I'm a little slow at times...do you pronounce the Anne part like Anne or is it just the same as usual.

Impulsive Addict said...

I LOVE her!!! She is just amazing! I got chills just reading this post and kept asking myself "I wonder if Emma will be this amazing". You have a lot to be proud of! You've done good my friend! And she's so pretty! She looks like her momma.

Thanks for linking up! xoxo

Emmy said...

What an amazing wonderful girl! Seriously so much to be proud of. She must be crazy busy with all she does. You should link this up with PMM on Thursday!
Love her donut art work

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