My youngest daughter has turned eleven.
That puts us just 2 years away from having THREE TEENAGE GIRLS in our home.
Actually, Grace is so un-like any tween I know, I have no worries. At least not for the time being. She opened her biggest gift with elation: an iPad from her Grammy. While most eleven-year-olds would have been quick to download Minecraft or Angry Birds, Grace set herself up with word-a-day and Sudoku apps.
To capsulate this little girl, I share her our current week: Math club, Robotics Team and rehearsing the Piano in preparation for a Holiday concert. We are up to our elbows in teacups and recipes for her upcoming birthday party: a mother-daughter tea. She is a delightful little girl with the mannerisms and tastes of a lady decades beyond her years. I often find myself encouraging childish behavior. I sigh with relief when I hear giggles break through here usual seriousness. In her birthday photo shoot I tried to capture that giggling girl.