Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy 12th Birthday Emmy!

Our sweet Emmy is a young woman! I know I say this for each kid, but I can't believe that she's 12 years old! Where has the time gone?! She has grown up from such a sweet baby to a beautiful young lady.

She is extremely talented and excels in so much. She likes to draw, write stories and poems, run, play soccer, sing, play piano and trombone and do...math? Yeah, she loves math. I suspect she gets that, as well as the trombone skills, from her father 'cause heaven knows I don't like math!

This year she has been busy homeschooling through an online public school. She is LOVING it! This girl thrives in that environment that allows her to work at her own pace and at her own level. She is taking 6th grade science and history classes and trying to finish them in one semester so she can take 7th grade science and history next semester. Her math course is a 7th grade pre-algebra course and her English class is also 7th grade. So if all goes according to plan, although she is technically a 6th grader this year, she will enroll in all 8th grade courses next year. Now we just have to figure out if we'll keep her as a 7th grader (with 8 grade courses) or move her up to 8th grade. There are pros and cons to each but we do have a while until we decide what to do. 

Aside from her educational prowess, she is also a talented athlete and musician. She's a monster in soccer and on the trombone. In fact, she was allowed to move up to the 7th/8th grade band at the middle school even though she has only played for one year. She loves to play soccer and can run almost forever. It takes awhile to wear her out!

But I think one of the things that I most appreciate about her is her gentle, kind and loving personality. She is quick to give me a hug or kiss and she is always trying show her love to others. I love to watch the relationship between her and Sterling. It amazes me that they love each other so much and get along so well. It makes me wish that I'd had that kind of relationship with my big brother. She'll always have someone to watch over her and protect her.
Sterling genuinely enjoys her friendship and even includes her with his friends when they go to the middle school for band. I also love to see her mother her younger siblings and Kailyn in particular. She has a lot of patience for her little sister who loves to tag along and be with Emmy wherever she goes. Simply put, I am just amazed at the incredible child that she is. I only wish I could take credit for it, but it is simply who she is. We are so blessed to have her as a part of our family!

And now for the long anticipated interview of Emmy:

All About Me!
1. Who is your favorite person in the whole world?  Mom and Kailyn
2 What is your favorite color?  Blue
3. What is your favorite show? Sherlock (the BBC version)
4. What is your favorite thing to wear? Sweats
5. What song do you love best? "A Little More Like Thee" by Mindy Gledhill
6. What's your favorite breakfast? Homemade Coffee Cake
7. Who's your best friend? Anna, Ella, Layla, Rachel and Adison...and Kailyn ;-)
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an author
9. What's your favorite book? The Maze Runner Series
10. What are you really good at? Music, Sports and School 
11. Where do you want to go on vacation? I would want to go to the mountains
12. What would you buy if you had $1000? Books
13. What is you best memory? When we went to Disney World.
14. What vegetable do you hate the most? Peas
15. What would you wish for? To meet my baby brother, Robert Allen.
16. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla
17. Who is your biggest hero? Dad
18. What do you like to do with your friends? Watch movies
19. What is your favorite sport? Soccer
20. What would you like to do before your next birthday? Finish reading the Book of Mormon

And now her perceptions of us:
All about my Mom
1. How old is your Mom? 35
2. What is your Mom's favorite color? Blue
3. What is your Mom's favorite food? Chicken
4. How tall is your Mom? 5 ft 9 in
5. What shoe size does she wear? 10
6. What is her favorite TV show? Blacklist
7. What time does your Mom wake up in the morning? 7:30am
8. What does you Mom do while you're at school? Babysit Corbin.
9. What is your Mom's first name? Jennifer
10. What do you like best about your mom?  Her personality.

All about my Dad
1. How old is your Dad? 37
2. How much does Dad weigh? 150lbs
3. What is Dad's favorite food? Donuts
4. How strong is your Dad? Stronger than Uncle John! 
5. What's Dad's job? An Engineer.
6. What does Dad do at work? He design roads on the computer.
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad? Run or play trombone with him.
8. How tall is your Dad? 6 ft 
9. What do you like best about your Dad? He likes spending time with us.
10. What is your Dad's first name? Robert


Robert Allen