Monday, October 27, 2014

Playing Catch Up

I never blogged Anna's 11th birthday. I wasn't even with her that day, she was in Michigan and I was not. My little girl is growing into a young woman before my eyes. She went to a week of summer camp, she made new friends and overcame fears that were major obstacles for her.
Anna started middle school, I was way more worried about her than I was Beau, but she has rolled into it like it's no big thing. Her grades aren't perfect, but she's happy, she's making friends and she's having fun. She's found a new confidence this year in just being herself. She has joined a travel softball team and her drive and motivation impress me.
She never lets anybody tell her she can't she just figures out how to make it her own way in everything she does. 
She's kind and generous all the time. Owen loves her because she makes time for him. Anna's greatest trait is her ability to find goodness in everyone. She never says a negative word about anyone, she will point to a positive in the person even when they are hard to find she inspires me to look deeper into everyone I meet and find their good. I hope she holds onto that part of her forever, her heart is so full of love and she brings a smile to all she meets.

Pumpkin Carving

We struggled to fit in this year, but we managed Sunday evening to carve our pumpkins. Owen wanted his to be a dead guy, so strange. Anna made a cat and Luke carved the bat, he is studying them in school, he is slightly bat crazy right now. Beau doesn't enjoy carving anymore so he didn't make one but he was around giving unwanted input.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Middle School Dance

The lighting isn't great but the oldest two were all dressed up for their first dance, last year sixth grade wasn't invited but this year they were. Hope they are having fun.