Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Preteen

I can't believe how fast she is growing up.  Tori turned 11 this week and is now officially in the pre-teen category.  She's been displaying teenager-esque behaviors for about a year now. 

The last 8 years have gone by so fast.  When I first met her, she was just 3 years old. She is still that 3 year old to me!

She's having a sleepover with friends later this month to celebrate so Monday we went out to dinner and had a low-key celebration.  She chose Longhorn for dinner.  The restaurant choice thing wasn't a maturity thing though... that kid loves her steak.  She had a steak covered in a tomato-bacon-butter sauce and a baked potato and cleaned her plate! 

For her birthday, she didn't want much stuff she really wanted money so we got her a Visa Giftcard to shop.  I also got her a few things... earrings, a new sweater, some makeup (something she has started really getting into) and some smelly bath stuff.  Did I mention... she's now in Juniors sizing?  No more little girl dresses... :(

She has also developed a lot of interests on her own now including history, ecology, robotics, and video games.  She enjoys girly things but regularly watches super hero shows with her dad. 

She likes dressing a little country and listening to music of all genres. 

Her favorite song lately has been "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten.  She's the kindest kid I know with a sensitive heart and always willing to help out.

 I feel so lucky to get to parent her and have her part of my life.

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