Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby Girl (She hates it when I say that)!

Today is my daughter's 14th birthday.  I like to call her my best girl, she always tells me she's my only girl.  She manages to combine my love of books, and capacity for trivia that got me through school with her dad's love of music.  In fact if I can brag a little, she's one of those kids with talents in so many areas that its hard for her to settle down to just one thing.  She got awards at her final middle school assembly for having A's all year (the only one in her class) and for being about a 3.85 all year (her and one other girl) , an award she got all 3 years of middle school.

Throughout middle school she juggled choir, orchestra (viola) and dance, and still kept her grades up.  Her ability to multitask and her excellent audition got her into our local public schools performing arts program for orchestra.  I never would have had the nerve at 13 to audition.

Meanwhile she's a voracious reader.  Getting her a Nook of her own, with its capacity to download free books is one of the best investments I have ever made.  I never could have kept her in reading material.

Somehow, despite the occasional teen drama (of course there's drama, she's a Cancer) she is turning out to be a sensitive, thoughtful and conscientious young lady, and we are very proud of her.

So happy birthday to my girl.  Have fun shopping for the books I told you to get for the Nook.