Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I tried to cancel her birthday, but time marches on.
Today, Chloe is 6 years old! It feels a little impossible to me, since I tend to think in terms of where we're living, and Bria turned 6 years old here in Cedar City, too. Unbelievable!
Unfortunately, the little Birthday Girl is also very sick today. (You know Chloe is sick when she wakes up at 9:00 am, sleeps from 10-12, 4-9 and then 10-morning.) We got up this morning and she opened her presents from my parents and promptly went back to bed. Hopefully she'll be in better shape tomorrow, when Joel is fixing a luau for her. Her birthday portraits are just going to have to wait until she is feeling well enough.
Chloe is such a sweetheart, always wanting to cuddle with me and draw me pictures and write me love notes. She's been a night owl from the very beginning, and when she was around 2 years old she used to sit in her crib evey night and yell for us for hours. Whenever we would finally give in and say "What?" she would say "I love you!" and start the process over again.
She is loving Kindergarten, and her teacher is amazed at her love of learning. She is excited about everything, whether it's math, reading or art. She writes pages and pages in her writing journal every day and her teacher has to remind her that it's time for the next activity. Her reading has taken off in the last couple months and she is reading everything she sees. It's like a whole new world has opened up to her.
And then, of course, there is her love of art and her huge talent for it. She still goes through reams and reams of paper in very short amounts of time. Also markers and paints and pencils...she can use up a cheap set of watercolors in one sitting. Can't wait to see what she does with her passion. Just the other day, while we were in Las Vegas, she told the cashier at the store that she was an artist.
And she is.
Happy Birthday Goose! I love you forever!