Thursday, February 6, 2014

7.75 years and growing

Lately, everyone has been commenting on how tall Summer is getting.  She has grown about an inch since school started and has finally reached 4' 1", at least that is how tall she was when we went in for her EKG & echocardiogram a few weeks ago.  She's a whopping 54 pounds and as much as I hated to see the rock-a-bye baby end before I would leave her classroom every morning in kindergarten and half way through first grade go, it's probably a good thing she out grew it.  I do still pick her up and carry her at times, but it is very infrequent now that she is approaching 8 years old.  She has not last any teeth since the end of 1st grade when she lost both two front teeth bringing her grand total of lost  teeth to 6.

My sweet girl started playing basketball for her school, St. Peter's Episcopal School, through the YMCA recreational league in early January.  She absolutely loves it which is a dream come true for her daddy.  He's always wanted a child in sports, and he's so glad she did not opt to be a cheerleader.  He has been working with her at home and she seems to not be able to get enough of it.  It is awesome to see the excitement she has for basketball.  Her games are on Saturday mornings and this week we have a double header.  Her team is 2-2 right now which is pretty good considering they only had one practice before there first game when looked like they had no idea how the game was supposed to operate.  They just learned there first play yesterday at their once a week practice.  I can't wait to see if they can actually run it on Saturday.  Go Storm!

She also started back to aerials in January which she also loves and hopes to never take a month off least that's what she is saying at this point.  It, along with basketball, seem to be her passion right now.  She has that class once a week and also a jazz/hip hop class once a week.  Dance will culminate with a big recital at the end of May.  She's got her dance down and can do it without music which she showed me the other day when we were visiting Lexie.  I was so proud of her as I did not know she already knew it since they don't show off their dance at the end of class like they used to.  

School is going amazing for her although her and her best friend Abby "broke up" yesterday on the playground.  She was pretty upset about it at bedtime last night and had a hard time getting to sleep because she couldn't stop thinking about it.  We will see if they are able to get past this and rekindle their friendship.  I think it will be just a matter of time, but sometimes kids surprise me.  Her parent teacher conference went amazing, and I am feeling so blessed that she has not had any learning disabilities after having gone through  such hard chemotherapy treatments.  SOOO BLESSED!!!  Her teacher had only great things to say about her and actually thanked me for letting her be Summer's teacher.  Now that makes a momma feel good!   Oh the joy she brings my soul!  I love being her mom!