So, my little girl is in Gr. 3 beginning today. Wow - that sounds so strange. I still struggle to remember that she was in Gr. 2 when people ask, and now I have to switch my mind-set to think "Grade 3".
She has changed so much over the years, and we have loved every minute of it.
She has her own unique, quirky personality, and I love hearing how her mind works, and seeing what she comes up with.
So, here is an update on Jaymi, at age 7 - almost 8 years old...now a happy Gr. 3 student:
She LOVES dresses (she said, just tonight before bed, "I INSIST on wearing a dress every day", especially big, poofy ones with full, long skirts. Yeah, I know - go figure. This is the same child who wouldn't touch a dress or skirt with a 10-ft. pole a few years ago, and lived in "Cars" and construction clothing for about 3 years!
She loves sparkles and colourful clothing.
She still won't wear jeans.
She loves to spin.
She still mismatches her socks, and still hates wearing underwear.
She likes peace signs.
She loves girly stuff like purses, jewellery, sparkles, pink, dresses, princesses, and shoes.
She loves dancing, especially ballet and tap.
She likes to hang upside-down.
She loves games, including cribbage, Scrabble Apple, Boggle, and trivia games.
She likes the Magic Treehouse series, the Babysitter's Club series, Garfield books, Disney Princess books, any of the Rainbow Fairies series, and tons of other books.
She still absolutely LOVES to learn.
She is trying out Tae-kwon-do.
She wears glasses now - with very cool, turquoise and brown frames.
She wants to be an artist when she grows up. She draws and colours constantly! She is getting really good at drawing Garfield especially.
She likes to wear accessories - scarves, necklaces, bracelets, rings, hair clips, etc. - she loves fashion.
She is very specific about what is 'fashionable' and what is not.
Her favourite places to go are bookstores, thrift stores and garage sales, Rona or Home Depot, Quiznos, Claire's, and Starbucks.
She still likes Garfield, Webkinz, cats, and fairies, but is longer into turtles.
She loves princesses at the moment, especially Cinderella and Snow White.
She loves to dress up, pretend, put on plays, dance, sing songs, and perform for us.
She is still shy with new situations, new people, and lots of other things, but at home she is so outgoing
and talkative, it sometimes drives us crazy!
She calls out when she sees a Mustang or a Corvette, no matter where we are.
She is the pickiest she has ever been, regarding food. Her favourites are pasta, cereal, chocolate, marshmallows, Sun Chips, cheese buns, goat cheese, raw green beans (thanks to our garden this year), milk, and pomegranate juice. Her pizza must have ONLY pineapple and cheese but NO sauce, her pasta must have either cheese sauce or Alfredo sauce but NO tomato sauce, and her sandwiches must NOT have mayo, mustard, or any type of spread on the bread. ;)
She reads constantly,
rarely plays on the computer or watches tv,
loves to go Quiznos with Mark,
loves to shop (especially at thrift shops and garage sales),
and likes to do crossword puzzles or jigsaw puzzles with me.
She is still a whiz at reading and math.
She is very emotional and melts down sometimes, at the smallest thing.
She is an excellent swimmer and could spend all day in a pool.
She is terrified of wasps (after being stung 2 summers in a row).
She beginning her 2nd year of Brownies.
She will pick up lizards, slugs, etc., with no problem at all.
She is very affectionate.
She has lost 7 of her baby teeth so far.
She is not very patient, can be a bit bossy, and has trouble focusing this past year.
She can make ANYTHING into a wonderful adventure. She has an amazing imagination. She has pretended that practically ANYTHING is an animated object - a coffee bean, a screw, a ball of hair, and even air! Yes, air.