Monday, November 30, 2015

Miriam: Six Years Old

Miriam is six years old. We've gone from this:
The first-born, tiny, alien baby whose parents had no idea what to do for or with her. But we loved her.
And she grew and grew and...
she's still growing. In October she lost two teeth. A very proud moment for her.
It's so different having her gone at school. Sometimes it feels like we barely see her.
Miriam doesn't like breakfast or feeling like she's failing.
She loves to draw, write, watch Arthur, be outdoors, and eat just about anything we put on her plate. Miriam is thoughtful of others and likes to please her teacher and parents. Doing what's right and doing it all-by-myself is high on her To-Do List. She's responsible, curious, eager to learn, and loves a good knock-knock joke. There are only 11 kids in her Kindergarten class - she likes all of them and comes home telling who was funny today, who she played with at recess, who was her Centers Buddy. She can read pretty fluently but decoding her spelling is still entertaining.
Because of Thanksgiving Break, she didn't have school on her birthday which was a nice treat for all of us.
We celebrated at Grandma and Grandpa Wellman's house and then went to Light Night in Fort Wayne. Aunt Annette, Uncle Tom, and Baby Catherine were in town so she was happy to spend time with them. At the Gingerbread Festival is was a delight to examine each gingerbread creation with Miriam. She found something to ooohhh and awww over in every single one! She just LOVED the roof and LOOK at that fish pond and THIS is a Frozen castle and THOSE are jellybeans!!!!!! It was so sweet and made us appreciate the hard work each entrant put into their work.
Miriam also got to see Santa on her birthday! Not many kids have that honor!
We ended the night at the Botanical Gardens and with a fireworks show. 
Truly a dream birthday for our wonderful six year old.

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