Saturday, July 15, 2017
Lily's 12th Birthday
My sweet Lily's birthday also happened to be the same day that our family reunion began with the Blads, and this year it was at Aspen Grove. In the morning, we did a mini-celebration, then we packed and headed outta town the minute Steve got out of school.
A few days later we were home for a short bit and the Young Women leaders came over to welcome Lily into Beehives. They brought her a cool gift that held her personal progress book and other things. She also got 2 balloons and a candy.
Lily is growing up so very fast. She now fits my shoes, keeps growing out of her clothes, and is mature in so many ways. She's a huge help and blessing to our family. She is so very smart. She's definitely a faster reader than I am, and I think she may even be able to beat her dad, and that's saying something! She's probably the fastest reader I know. I remember when she was 4 and she asked me to teach her how to read. I wasn't going to let that opportunity go, so I bought a book, and she was reading at a 2nd grade level before even entering kindergarten!
She has a natural nurturing personality which brings such peace to all those around her. She is a natural at singing and playing the piano (her piano teacher is very impressed). Did I forget to mention she is a really amazing writer as well? She's got the awards and money to prove it! She is very creative and I like seeing her perspective in all she creates.
She likes to sit in on conversations with adults and she also likes to go out and play with the younger kids. She's easy-going and easy to get along with. I love hearing her laugh and I love our conversations together. I just love being with my daughter. She's a true joy and I'm so glad I can home school her.
She loves Oreos, roller coasters, horses, reading, writing, blogging, family, friends, steak and potatoes, Smokey (our cat), swimming, and having fun.
When she gets her temple recommend, she wants to go to the Vernal temple (Aunty April made her promise she could be there), and then go out to eat at the Jade Lion.
She's also started a fund to take our family to the Rockin' R Ranch. $100 is a good start. I'm proud of her for saving her money. She has a bank account and her own debit card now. See? I told you she's getting super grown up!