It's hard to know where to start after a year, so I'm just going to start with what's most current: my Franny turned nine! Today I'll be decorating our basement for her birthday party tomorrow. She's going to have a "fashion" theme, kind of. The girl insists that fashion is what she's interested in. But the girl refuses to wear anything but jeans to school and I'm pretty sure she'd be happy wearing the same five t-shirts to school every week. But I still it's cute that she says that.
It may be the Calvin and Hobbes, but she's really into expressions lately. She has been using all these "old lady" terms lately like: "beats me" or "I'll say" or "not on my watch!" It cracks us up. A few weeks ago she noticed I was irritated and said, "Are you ok, mom? You seem kind of down in the dumps."
She's had her own room for about a year and a half now and it suits her well. She likes having her own room and I think she especially likes being able to read out loud without having to worry about disturbing anyone while they're sleeping.
Franny loves to be on stage. She's a good little actress. She auditioned to be a community play last fall, had a call-back and got the part! It was awesome. She played a Yorkshire child in the play "The Secret Garden." It was one of my proudest moments as her parent. And she loved every minute of it.
She's involved in A LOT of activities right now. A few too many, I think. It might not be so bad if they didn't all fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She's taking ballet, piano, and she's playing basketball. Plus she has activity days for church on Wednesday nights. We're lucky if we make it through Wednesdays without any tears. But she enjoys them all, so it would be hard to know which to drop. Basketball is over in a week and a half, so we don't have to worry about it too much longer.
This kid cracks me up! I love her personality. I love the direction she's heading. She's a good girl- sweet, kind, funny and smart. And beautiful. I'm so proud of my little Franny!
I made this video for Franny's 2nd grade class last spring when she was student of the week. It's a little out of date, but I never posted it so I thought I would now.
Franny Student of the Week from COLE WARNER on Vimeo.