TEN, Nine and a HALF, Nine, Eight and a HALF, Eight,Seven and a HALF, Seven ,Six and a half, Six ,Five, 4 1/2, Here's 4 , 3 1/2, 3 years, 2 1/2 years, 2 years 18 months, 12 months, 9 months? 6 months? 3 months? Just being born
Happy TEN and a HALF, Audra!
You're growing, growing, growing! And doing SO many new things. Your favorite thing is a project. Make it a new project and you will focus, focus, focus for hours doing it to your utmost potential. We have mass produced paintings, model magic miniatures, paper crafts, jewelry, stitching projects, weaving projects, braiding projects, crocheted projects, and the list goes on and on and on. You love something new and exciting, you love to have your hands busy and your mind busy with audiobooks at the same time. You're the same way with books...you'll grab one and read the whole thing. Or you'll pick up a pencil and write for hours. When you bake, you'll make enough treats for us to last an entire month and we'll fill the freezer. Whatever you decide, you do it with your whole heart. And then all of a sudden, it's no longer fun and it will sit awaiting your return, no matter how many months it takes for you to circle back. Next up is piano lessons, which you're fully on board for.
You are a mover and a shaker. Cartwheels all the time. Standing on your head, upside down. Twisted this way and that. Never a dull moment. Ever.
You'd almost always prefer a normal day to a holiday. Holidays are fun and exciting, but very stressful and emotional.
You are very, very generous. I think you spent all your money getting me gifts for Christmas. You also spent all your time making all the girls you know braided bracelets. You probably made 50. And if you have a friend with pierced ears, they will get a dozen new homemade earrings from you at a time. You love people so much and work your absolute hardest to always be an excellent friend.
Although you often take the really really long way around to get started, once you get going with your school work, you're a whiz, picking up things quickly and remembering everything.
Your half birthday dessert pick was ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies. What a great idea.
My girl, you are the hardest worker at life that I know. You keep on keeping on, even when the going gets tough. I'll always, always be your #1 supporter because I know you can do anything you set your mind to.