here. Last year was all about friends,, both new and old. This year, it's all about doing things. We are finishing up our second year here in Ohio, and while this state hasn't exactly grown on me, I can't complain about the school district we've chosen and the wide variety of activities that are offered. I don't think Emerson would complain, either. Since the spring of last year, she has participated in six different sports.
Gymnastics, with Alayna:
In addition to all of her team sports, she also enjoyed various other activities:
Playing at the park:
You'd think that would completely occupy all of her time, right? Of course she was able to squeeze a little bit of silliness in anywhere she could:
Academically speaking, she's still a straight-A student. Her teacher stated that if she had 25 Emersons in her class, she'd be the luckiest teacher in the school! There is one thing that needs to be straightened out: When asked what she'd like to be when she grows up, Emerson cannot decide if she'd like to be a teacher or one of those awesome roller skating waitresses at Sonic!
Today is Emerson's ninth birthday. NINE. These past nine years have flown by. Do you know what will happen in nine more years? She'll turn 18 and she'll be graduating from high school. My time with her here, as a child, is already half over. That's some scary stuff right there. I've had glimpses of her teen years already. This girl has attitude.
She waits for me to kiss her goodnight every night, and she misses me terribly when I'm gone for too long. She's at that age where she needs little more freedom, but at the end of the day, she still needs her mama, too. She gets it.