Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lilleigh is 6!

Lilleigh,


Happy (late) birthday! You are 6 years old and such a light.


You are such a gem of a big sister. You are constantly helping with Adeline and with baby James. Your siblings adore you. And you are definitely a little momma.


You and Adeline play so well together - most of the time. It blesses me to watch you two pretend together. Tonight in the bathtub you were talking to Adeline in a British accent pretending to be the Queen of Narnia. You make me laugh. You two treat each other like best friends, and I pray that you will two will always have a special friendship.

 

You love being outdoors and in nature. So this year for your birthday party, we had a camping theme. Some of your sweet friends came over for a "drop off" party, and we made smores by the campfire, played games, made necklaces, bounced on the bounce house, and played inside the tent. Of course it turned cold that week, after weeks of warm weather, but no one seemed to mind! 


This year you learned to ride your bike without training wheels. You ride back and forth in front of our house and the neighbors' houses every afternoon. Proud and carefree.


We started attending a homeschool co-op, PATH, this year, and it has been a blessing to us all. You love it! Your favorite class is human body detective. 


Teaching you at home is so fun too.  Most days we start with a devotional from a fun book Grammy found us. Then we read a few library picture books and a history read aloud. You love learning. Your favorite is probably learning to read; our curriculum for that is Sing, Spell, Read, Write. We have a lot of fun playing these games together. We also do math, lots of outdoor time and nature walks, and science experiments too. 


This year you started to figure out blending letters and sounding out words. You read Hop On Pop with Daddy. I'm not pushing reading too much, but we do practice a little most days and you're getting the hang of sounding out and enjoying learning to write! 


You love listening to Daddy read stories. We just read A Little Maid of Ticonderoga, and now we are reading A Little Princess. You also loved the books, Mandy and The Last Of The Really Great Whangdoodles. Listening to Daddy read at night might be your favorite part of the day.


You've lost two teeth, and a third is hang by a thread. You keep asking Daddy to pull it out. He gives it a little tug most of the time when you ask.


Tonight you walked up behind James and shouted "hi James!" You scared him, and he cried for about five minutes straight. We all had a good laugh. 


There's so much more I could say, but if I try to say it all, this post won't ever happen, seeing as I've been writing it for a couple weeks now! I love you girly!


Momma














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