We've reached a calm, easy bit of time with her too, as far as the ups and downs of parenting go. She's becoming very independent and more easy-going. Last weekend Papa and I decided to go to separate church services so that the sick younger two could stay home. We had a conversation to see which one of us had the privilege of bringing M.G. with us! (Which totally would not have been the conversation we had a few years ago!)
We celebrated her 7th birthday in Minnesota with a big lunch at Buca!
She's a girl of many interests. She really wanted more books, some things for her American Girl doll, science/craft kits, and ballerina music box jewelry box because she loves dancing. She was hoping for a bigger bike this year too. She was just a little jealous of M2's new birthday bike (with kick stand) - I am glad we had one waiting for her. It's purple, which was a hit.
We just had snow yesterday here, until then I was feeling pretty guilty that her bike is still in MN, waiting for grandparents to bring it on the next visit. Who would have guessed that a December birthday girl would need to be able to use her new bike in South Dakota?
|Music box from Grandma and Grandpa M!|
|Can't wait to start reading Ivy and Bean from Gran||dma and Grandpa B!|
She requested strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a ballet theme. It's not her fault that her birthday is right in the middle of wild Christmas/New Year plans, but her cakes never get the attention I'd like to give them. This year I printed out some clip art dancers to top the cupcakes.
Just like with her bottom teeth, a few times she asked if M3 was interested in seeing them. M3, without a pause, jabbed her little finger into one of the teeth! That was a surprise for M.G., but it helped loosen things up! Every so often M.G. would give M3 a chance to do some dental work.