Friday, May 29, 2015

Helena 7th Birthday Letter

Dear Helena,

Our sweet, sensitive, OVERLY-dramatic baby girl.  This year has been an exciting time for you.  You started first grade in Mrs Maloney's class all by yourself.  You were nervous to be on your own without Katie and Seamus but seem to have come into your own as the year progressed.  We are going to have to keep an eye on you as you get older.  You are very concerned about the social side of school, so much so that sometimes your academics suffer.  Helena you are very smart and need to learn to trust yourself and try.  You are more than capable of being an excellent student.  If only we can get you to believe in yourself and not let others do things for you!  You can be very stubborn as well which makes things even harder for you at times when you are convinced you are right.  We do need to work on your writing though.  Unfortunately, you inherited Mommy's and Daddy's terrible writing skills and you being left-handed doesn't help.  You played softball last year and again this year and you absolutely love it!  Your batting and catching have gotten so much better since last season.  At this point you are ready to move up from your Knights of Columbus team to the next level, but need to get a little older and bigger first.  Dancing is still one of your favorite things to do.  You were the line leader again this year and it was so cute to watch everyone else follow you around on stage.  We still see you doing your ballet twirls around the house.  Cheer camp was one of the highlights of your year last year.  You loved the hair bows, the stunts, and were so happy being a "flyer" for the bigger girls.  I'm not sure how I feel about all this cheer stuff, but I'm trying to deal...  You lost one of your front teeth a few days ago- finally.  It sounded like someone was killing you the whole time Daddy was helping you get it out.  Oh the Llama Drama!   You now weigh 52.5 pounds and are 3 feet 10 3/4 inches tall.  I can't believe how much you've grown since you were our tiny little "Bean."  Have a great year Helena, we are so proud of who you are growing up to be!


Mommy and Daddy

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