Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Happy 9th Birthday, Sophia Rose

Another year older, my girl! I say it every year but I'll say it again- I can't believe another year has passed and you are N I N E now. Let that sink in. One year closer to double digits. One year closer to driving.

This has been a year of you continually coming out of your shell, being so independent and responsible. You are more confident in yourself and I have loved seeing you grow in that way. All the things I love about you just keep getting better- the way you care, listen, and love. The way you take care of your baby brother. The way you help your sister, especially in new situations. You two may fight hard but you love even harder and those moments outweigh the moments that you are at each other's throats.

A lot of pressure is on you- being the big sister and all. Sometimes, and not fair, admittedly, expectations are higher because you are older and I want you to know that it's ok to have a bad day, to have a day when you just don't feel like being an example/role model, and need to let off a little steam. I also want you to know that I notice when you're the only one who has listened to my directions and while I'm directing others- you're doing what you're supposed to be doing. Have I told you you're my favorite ;)

I can't wait to see what year nine brings you- what new interests you may have. I can't wait to continue to watch your friendships grow, watch you navigate what it means to stick up for what's right even when it's not always the most popular, and to continue to believe in yourself because you are wonderful. And worthy. And oh so loved.

Happy 9th Birthday to my girl who made me a mom.

we all love you so very much!

Click on the following links to see past birthday posts! 

Sophia's 9th Birthday Interview

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite toy? American Girl doll, Lego's, LOL dolls 

What is your favorite fruit? Apples 

What is your favorite TV show? Some Assembly Required 

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza 

What is your favorite outfit? I like all of my outfits 

What is your favorite game? Hide and Seek 

What is your favorite snack? Nutella and Go

What is your favorite animal? Flamingo

What is your favorite song? Old Town Road or Fight Song 

What is your favorite book? Dork Diaries or Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

Who is your best friend? Lisa 

What is your favorite cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios 

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play Ladder Toss 

What is your favorite drink? Fanta 

What is your favorite holiday? My birthday 

What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Kitty 

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Eggs

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Pizza Ranch 

What do you want to be when you grow up? Clothes Designer