|First Daughter, five years ago|
|Making a wish|
|After playing in the fountain at the State Fair|
When we asked her what she wanted to eat for dinner to celebrate her baptism anniversary, she said, "Ice cream!" She doesn't just want ice cream, either. She wants ice cream with some sprinkles or cookie crumbs or bits of candy on top, doused with chocolate syrup or hot fudge and a dollop of whipped cream (or more). There's a girl after my own heart.
|With the obligatory pancake as big as her head for her birthday breakfast|
She's learning to read. She started sounding out words last week and even learned her first sight work (the).
She's not always excited to read. She still has trouble mixing up b and d. She also has trouble remembering the sound for n. So I'm not in a big hurry with the lessons. Last week we took a little break to spend some time with the sandpaper letters and sound and picture cards. She enjoyed them so much she asked for another letter.
|First Daughter on the first day of school|
She often spends our lesson time pretending something elaborate involving babies, sleeping and alarm clocks with Second Daughter, particularly amusing since we don't have any alarm clocks. (Unless you count Second Son.) She's not interested in listening to many of the lessons herself, though she does still like the picture books. She is interested in distracting her brother.
|First Daughter in the deer hat she made for our Native American study|
She has little fear. At the State Fair she had more fun on the fast dragon ride than First Son or Second Daughter.
For her birthday, she wanted a princess party. She especially requested a princess pinata. So we went to the store and picked out the perfect one with Grammy. It was so full of candy, Kansas Dad said we had to hang it from a doorway instead of the ceiling. The girls didn't complain.
|All dressed up in her Pretty Princess game jewelry|
|Ready for the party guests to arrive|