this little girl turns nine today...
i never have any issues with my oldest getting a year older. maybe it's because she was born with an old soul. honestly, i think that's just a nice way of saying one is boring.
but seriously, my oldest isn't boring. she's just ready for every new thing that comes her way with open arms.
i think she would like to stay little forever. i think she misses being able to sit on my lap, like her little brother does. i think she would rather stay home with me and play all day if she could. i still think of her as the baby of the family because she was, until four years ago when charlie arrived.
and this is why i have the hardest time with seeing her get older.
back in march, she won her first all-around state champion in gymnastics. that was a major goal she set for herself the previous year when she came in second place in state. my goal when i was eight was forcing myself to finish The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
she also got her first B in math.
let's just say i momentarily lost my mind when i saw her report card. i think i may have said something like this, "you're half me. which makes you half asian. which means you're supposed to "get" math..how is this even possible?"
not a proud mommy moment for me.
we got through it and i haven't had another meltdown since then because richard assured me that she will be fine and probably be the happiest out of the three kids when she gets older. he's right because she's always been the happiest, most lovable, kindest, charming kid i've known.
man, do i love this kid.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATIE!