Saturday, June 18, 2016

Abigail Mae is FIVE!

Oh, that face...I am totally in love with this beauty!

She is beautiful inside and out. She melts our hearts with the kindness she shows her little sister. She's constantly trying to give Annie things, or trying to make her happy. I think she's very good with younger kids; she really likes being the role model/teacher.

She is quick and witty. So often I find myself repeating what she said to Chris because she's just so funny. I love how she uses large words.

I get one on one time with her in the morning...she's back to being the early riser and I love hearing her little footsteps making their way down the stairs. Other than that, Audrey usually steals her away the rest of the day, lol.

She and Audrey are best friends. They play together all the time. Recently Abby had a sleepover at Grandma's and Audrey didn't know what to do with herself, lol. They play school, dress up, and just have so many adventures together. I dread the day Audrey outgrows these things. It makes me feel better to know Abigail will have Annie to play with, but there is something so special about Audrey and Abigail's relationship. I hope they stay close as they grow older.


She's a great helper. She unloads the dishwasher and moves clothes from the washer to the dryer. She "cleans" her room.

She's SO ready for kindergarten. She knows & writes her letters and sounds and can count (but she CANNOT say 13! She says,"eleven, twelve, firteen, fourteen..."...that "th" digraph is impossible for her, lol!!) I was scoring my students' spelling assessment and she asked if she could do one. I called out the 5 words and watched in amazement as she carefully sounded out each word. The first 3 words she got the beginning and ending sounds...she spelled the last 2 words perfectly! In Kindergarten she will definitely need to be challenged while having opportunity to express her creativity.

She is so theatrical. She likes to act and sing. The world is her stage! I hope she keeps that confidence her entire life.

She's highly sensitive. We definitely have to take a different approach when disciplining her. She needs comfort and calmness, something I'm trying really hard to remember (when she loses her cool, I lose mine!) I just do not understand her rush to cry, whine, and complain the moment something displeases her. Chris is way more empathetic. I want to be better for her.

I am not trying to rush her to grow up, but I seriously cannot wait to see her in the halls at school so I can kiss that beautiful face every time I see it! I love that she has had her own time in preschool, with her own friends and teachers and experiences. That is so important. It's given her a sense of independence that she definitely needed. I like that we all do our own things during the day, then come together to talk and reflect and laugh...there's a lot of teachable moments that come out of those times. It's something I know will be vital as they get older and go through middle and high school.

She fascinates me every day. I still can't believe how much my heart expanded on the day she was born. She's our little buttercup!!

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