Thursday, August 30, 2012

This girl...

This girl is becoming such an amazing person.  She never ceases to surprise me with what she knows and what she learns.  She has been loving kindergarten and is so tired at night after dinner she tells me she needs to go to bed and puts herself to bed.  I've waited a long time for that !  :)

Yesterday she came home and told me about the pupil and iris.  She is learning about her sense of sight.  She couldn't believe that I had heard those words before.  After soccer practice she told me that I made her do too much running {I am her coach} so now she will be very slow.  When we came home she was helping me make guacamole and I was talking her through it, telling her what to add and how to mix it up so she would know how to make it when she got older.  She turned to me and said "Could you write that down for me?".  It was SO funny.

I told her not to worry, that I can write it down for her when she moves out of our house and goes to college.  She informed me that she would not be going to BYU,  after all because she is going to stay in Colorado to be close by me.  Then she said "And when you get married you don't HAVE to get your own house."  I told her yes you will need to at some point and she said "No, I think I'll just stay here close to you."

She had me laughing all evening.  I love her innocent five year old mind eager to learn and quick to trust.  Her hair is long and beautiful and she is brushing it every day so she can go to school (you have NO idea what a milestone this is).  She almost didn't want to go to school when she found out she would need to brush it each day.

I am constantly amazed at all of these different personalities running around that are my children.  They are so different from each other and their needs are as varied as they are.  They are intelligent and quick yet sometimes need their mom so badly.  This growing up business is quite an adventure!



  1. beautiful post em. love you and all your sweet little, and not so little anymore, ones

  2. I love all of you guys. Emma always makes me smile.