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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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I'm almost there and so are you. We've made it 27 days and there are just four more after today.

Today I bought four cartons of organic strawberries to go with the strawberry jello and Redi-Whip snack for my daughter tomorrow. She will be seven. She's telling everyone she will be nine, or twenty depending on the time of day. It's funny to watch someone gain so much personality over the span of their life. She is a spunky girl who seems to make everyone smile with her infectious grin. I have watched her grow from a child who would chew on her board books to a child who goes to bed with a book under her pillow. She carries a stuffed dog, Biscuit, everywhere she goes...still. She is my little girl but one day she will leave Biscuit at home. One day she won't fit in that new pink and black polka dot dress she wants to wear for her birthday. One day she will be nine and then twenty and she will be amazing.

9 comments:

  1. Oh how they grow so quickly but for today, enjoy your sweet seven year old! :)

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  2. You are right! She is growing fast, as children often do. She has a smile that brightens a room and the personality to match! Happy Birthday girly!

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  3. You are right she does make other's smile. I enjoy watching your kids and having conversations with them. Today I was walking down the hallway and your son was having a typical Lucy Calkins writing conference with one of his most challenging classmates. I was chuckling all the way down the hallway. He was telling this particular boy that he did a good job telling about this particular moment but he really needed to show not tell. He politely gave him a couple of choices to choose from. It was a great conference. I thought about hiring him for my next writing session with my kids but figured he had his hands full with this particular boy. He almost sounded like a mini Betsy. We have had several casual conversations down the hallway in the past and they always put a smile on my face. Your kids are growing some really fun personalities. Enjoy your daughter's birthday:)

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  4. Enjoy, enjoy! I love strawberries, jello and whip cream for a birthday. Thank you for sharing your daughter with me. It connects me back to mine.

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  5. My daughter is ten. I love how she always has books and her blankie. The birthday strawberries and dress sound fabulous.

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  6. Time does indeed fly, but the spunkiness will most likely be there her entire life. Enjoy all the stages!!

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  7. Happy Seventh Birthday, to the birthday girl - you sound ready, Betsy!

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  8. Happy Seventh Birthday to your daughter, Betsy. I saw the pic on Facebook. So cute, & looks a lot like you! This is a sweet post, & yes, someday she won't carry Biscuit with her, maybe in her heart? We still have a tiny "Little Dog" sitting on a bookshelf, left behind, but not forgotten.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I like the little details you have included here. I love your ending line.

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