I am so happy to have Zac home and to have Light Sabers flying around once again.
Anne worked so hard this year reading all 18 books on the Battle of the Books book list. She was actually the first in the 4th grade to do so. She said next year she hopes to take the year off of reading so many books...I think she just means that she doesn't want to read so many books not of her choice because I know she loves reading. Her team did really well...3rd place out of 7 classes. I was amazed that they can remember so much information.
I was so bad at taking pictures for Anne's Birthday this year. We actually had a lot of fun. She wanted to go downtown to ride the Riverwalk Boat and since my sister Sierra was here it was the perfect thing to do. I didn't take my camera...so no pictures. Then we came back and Anne's friend called to wish her a Happy Birthday...turns out Anne loves talking on the phone. Let's put it this way. Sierra, Andrew and I were able to make and bake her birthday cupcakes while she chatted the day away. The girl likes to talk.
She had requested Olive Garden for her birthday dinner so by the time we got home from that and took Saturday night showers we almost forgot to eat the cupcakes. Anne was thrilled with her presents. Lot of books which was good because she managed to fall off her scooter a few days before and broke her left arm again. Lots of reading in her future. I still can't believe my little girl is 10. She is so amazing. With another boy on the way I am so grateful for her and the girliness she brings to our house. She has been such an amazing help to me these past months with Zac being gone. I like to call her my mini nanny. She just takes Jackson up to her room and they play so well forever. I love my Anne girl.
Anne's Spring Choir concert had a King Arthur theme. Anne loved it. She was one of the Royal Ladies. "Lady Sings A Lot" was her official name. If anyone knows Anne well then you know this was the perfect part for her to play. She is always always singing something. We had so much fun watching this performance. Even Jackson loved it, although Anne said she could hear him singing along from the stage (he had learned all the songs while Anne practiced them at home). We are so proud of Anne's bravery in getting up in front of a lot of people and singing her heart out.
Anne and her good friend Kaitlyn. They are so similar and get along so well.