Six years ago – I introduced my baby girl on my blog. Six. Whole. Years!
We celebrated last week with our family. It was a fun party – We also had a girl scout event, so her friend celebration is post poned a few weeks. We had a tired 6 year old after all the celebrating.
At age 6, She is just 2 weeks from being done with Kindergarten. She is starting to read chapter books all by HERSELF! Ivy & Bean are her favorites right now. She loves princesses. (The theme of her party was princess with emphasis on Sofia the First). She wants to dress like a teenager (?!) and loves having her nails painted. (which we do every week to celebrate her NOT sucking her thumb) Maria is really close to learning to ride bike on 2 wheels. She loves to play with Charlie (even if she may not admit it). They play “babies” a lot. He loves to have her nearby. Even if he isn’t playing nicely, he gets upset if she leaves him at the sand table by himself.
We get the occasional eye rolls and sassy-ness. Typical things like negotiating for dessert and trips to the Mall of America. And also times when she forgets things and loses focus on the task at hand. I’d say pretty typical for her age. And really, it could be a lot worse.
She is loving school, loving having friends, writing notes to the 6th graders who are going to junior high next year. A real social butterfly.
We are just blessed to have such a special girl!