Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Seven Year Old

She is 7!

Which means we have been parents for 7 years. Also, that we have been changing diapers every day for 7 years... (4 kids, the 7 year old has been potty trained since age 2.75)

We threw her what I think was the easiest and cheapest birthday party ever. I thought of titling this post "cheap and easy" but realize that it could be misread;)

She made pottery pieces to be made into a mobile and we had milkshakes. These are her "summer friends". Another "school friends" birthday party (with pottery painting and cake) will take place after school starts.

Amazingly, our range was fixed that day (5.5 weeks with only a microwave and a BBQ for cooking), so her birthday waffles were made on the BBQ.

I'm very much looking forward to 7. Six was a *wee* bit sassy for my liking. So much so that at 6.5 I was downloading the book, "Your 6 year old" to make sure this was all normal:)

She loves her siblings, and really shines when she is with each one-on-one. She learned how to ride a two-wheeler this summer and is already wanting to go mountain biking on trails! She also mastered swimming freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke this summer. We are reading Little House on the Prairie together at night, and she is reading Rainbow Fairy books on her own. She loves chess, and likes to play with my husband at night before bed (bedtime of 7:15), or on her bedazzled computer. Here she is sitting in her closet playing chess on the computer:)


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1 comment:

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Diapers everyday for 7 years?! I never thought about it that way but WOW that's a lot of diapers. Haha.

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