Tuesday, September 07, 2010
You've read my thoughts about her as I navigate the tween years.
I've noticed changes in her grooming habits, I've shared my pride in her accomplishments.
I've documented some really great mother-daughter days (this one involved hot fudge, so how could we miss?). There have been some bad ones that I haven't shared, but I have recounted some important conversations.
Many of you turn to Amanda for book recommendations. I frequently feature her picks in the Kids' Picks carnival at 5 Minutes for Books.
We celebrated this weekend with some of her friends. We survived a sleepover this weekend with four other 12-year-old girls, where some sleeping actually occurred, along with a loud of screaming and laughing and a little bit of melodrama. In short, it was a girls' slumber party.
Since you've all watched Amanda grow up, as I am watching myself --in amazement -- will you leave her a happy birthday greeting? Maybe tell her something you remember about her, or something you yourself remember about being 12 or in 7th grade.
Happy Birthday, Amanda! I'm very proud of the young woman you are becoming.