Friday, December 13, 2013

Emma is seven!

This week marks seven years on our parenthood journey.  Happy 7th birthday to our joyful, straight A, detail oriented, mostly extroverted, highly competitive and creative first born.   She stands 48 1/4" tall (50-75th percentile) and weighs 65 lbs (90-95th perc).  She has now surpassed the weight limit on her five-point harness car seat and is proud to ride in style in her very first booster seat.  She wears size 1-2 shoe and size 6X-7 in clothing.  Her well child check up went well.  It was her first visit with Dr Knight and he said she looks great!  Her vision and hearing were checked.  She is 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other.  Her hearing is perfect, so now she has no excuse when I ask her to clean her room ;)

All of a sudden she seems so grown up!  She loves to read, do cartwheels, be artsy and play Barbies.  She holds her American Girl doll, Kelli, very dear.  She enjoys performing "plays" for us at home.  She allows Owen to participate but tells him what to say.  She is a natural born leader and likes things done a certain way.  She gets rather frustrated when she doesn't quickly master a new task.  She has lots of "best" friends and is the world's BEST big sister.  


She loves pedicures, Starbucks and hiding from daddy when he returns home from work each day.  She loves Jesus and has recently initiated a prayer with her homeroom class each day at lunch.  

She had lots of firsts this past year including losing her first (two!) teeth, getting hair bangs, staying overnight at camp, snow skiing/tubing, riding a mechanical bull, feeding a giraffe and riding a boogie board in the ocean. 

On her last day to be six I jokingly  asked Emma if she would consider staying six another year.  She immediately rolled her eyes and reassured me that God's plan is for her to grow up and that there isn't anything I can do about it!

Favorites (her responses in orange!)

Color: aqua
Best friend: I have lots of them: Savannah, Alyssa & Sarah....
TV show: Good Luck Charlie and Jessie
Day of the week: Saturday
Month:  December
Holiday:  Christmas
Outfit:  All of them!
Restaurant: Taco Cabana
Food: grilled cheese
Drink: sweet tea
Store: I don't like to shop!
Thing about school: I don't like school!
What are you good at?: cartwheels
Where do you want to attend college?: A&M and Baylor (smart girl!)
What do you want to be when you grow up?:  veterinarian

"Promise me you'll always're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than think and LOVED more than you know." 
~Christopher Robin 

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