Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Darling

...still loves all things fairy.
...is a wonderful helper to me around the house.
...spent most of her summer reading anything she could get her hands on.
...is a good swimmer and has gained a lot of confidence in that this summer.
...loves her some bread. Would live by bread alone if given the option.
...is a little nervous about the new school year but excited to be a 4th grader!
...plays well with her brothers as long as (A) she is in charge and (B) she is in charge, of her own free will and not because I've asked her to "watch" them.
...has earned the nickname "Motor Mouth", lovingly passed down to her from her mama.
...is a better daughter, sister, grandaughter, friend, student than she gives herself credit for. She is her own toughest critic.
...is as non-outdoorsy as her mama...except that she...
...loves working on the farm with Daddy, especially getting to "drive" {O Lord, help us!} tractors and pickups and trailers, OH MY.
...is becoming more and more aware of others' feelings and needs and looks for ways to serve.
...continues to be a wonderful writer and storyteller, with a vivacious vocabulary!

There are a million more things I love about my girl. I'm so blessed and thankful to be her mama!


Valerie said...

Such a sweet post about your 4th grade darling. Hope she has a wonderful year. She sure is blessed to call you mom!!

Jeanne said...

I love this post about my "Precious Angel"! She has grown up so much lately and I, too, can see a big change in her.

Recently, Maddy was at the grocery store with me and helped me unload my cart, well...actually I helped her...

There was a lady behind us in line in one of those carts that you drive when you need some help getting around.

I whispered to her, "Maddy, I wonder if that lady needs some help?"

Maddy walked back and asked her in her sweet voice, "Can I help you unload your groceries?" The lady said, "Yes, thank you!" And Maddy proceeded to unload all the lady's groceries.

She's a very good girl!

I love you Maddy and I love you, too, Motormouth...oops, I mean, Melanie! :)

....a proud Dani

Michael and Hannah said...

What a wonderful portrait of a special child... she sounds an awful lot like you!

Maggie said...

She is precious! You should add wonderful neice and cousin to the list, too!

Terri said...

What a sweet daughter you have! Hope she has a wonderful year!

Deaton, party of 5 said...

Melanie, she is beautiful. You should get that fairy tale princess into modeling--no kidding. Daughters are such a blessing.