Monday, January 14, 2013

Seven

Chickie is seven years old today.

Seven.

Somehow that's a really big milestone to me. I remember so much starting at age seven. Sure, I remember snippets of those years when I was six and five and even four and maybe three...but at age seven the memories get sharper and more frequent.

Chickie is seven, and she's becoming less of a little girl and more of a big girl. It's both sweet and scary, my first baby growing up.

At age seven, Chickie loves...

...science.
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Chickie and her new microscope from Uncle Becki and Uncle Donal

...climbing trees.
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...old cartoons.
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...pink and other pretty colors.
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...her new camera from Uncle Sean.
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I downloaded photos to the computer the other day. In her first 19 days of camera ownership, she took over 500 pictures.

...reading.
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Mommy is SO happy about this! In this photo, she's reading to her great-grandma Kitty.

...riding her bike.
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...drawing and using her imagination.
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Click to read the whole thing. It's worth it.

...tying her shoes.
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Well, okay, she doesn't really LOVE tying her shoes, but she's sure gotten good at it quickly.

And what do I love? I love my girl.

From the tips of her short toes to the top of her tender little scalp. From one marker-stained hand to the other. From her sparkling hazel eyes to her gap-toothed mouth to her long, skinny legs.

Boy, do I love that seven-year-old girl.

3 comments:

Melinda (Sew_Lin) said...

Happy Birthday Chickie! Have a wonderful seventh year.

(om my, she looks so big on that bicycle!)

The Clines said...

Happy Birthday Chickie! My Marisa turned 7 yesterday and it's hard for me to believe how fast those years have gone. Enjoy!

Amanda said...

Wow! This means I've been reading your blog for approximately 4 years! It was actually one of the first I became a regular reader of :)

Happy birthday, Chickie!