Maria's Milestones

Maria is 7 years old!

I have no real idea how tall she is or how much she weighs, although she goes in for her yearly check up tomorrow. I can report that looks tall enough for her age group, but that she seems smaller somehow. She has skinny little arms and legs and a fabulous face with cheekbones from I don't know whom. Nobody on my side at least.

She had a very full day, which was fitting, since she had been looking forward to her seventh birthday for the previous three hundred and sixty four days. She got up at 5:30 that morning, which was a total shock to the rest of the house. All day long she told strangers it was her birthday, as if there might be some confusion.

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She was pensive at the birthday cake. Seven years old makes a girl think.

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She spent most of the morning with her buddy Aiden at Busch Gardens. (Maria has buddies!)

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 Trying, and failing, to make a sad face while waiting for her Red Robin lunch:

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After lunch, there was ice cream and cake at home with school and neighborhood friends. After the chaos of last year's birthday party, I had but one request: not another party with her whole class in a loud, crazy place. This felt like a nice compromise. A few friends came over and were lovely and sweet. One particular dude tried to put together her Playmobil hospital, and bless his little heart for trying. 

 

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And as if that were not enough, the group that puts on the kids' special needs camp was coincidentally having a "sensory friendly" pool party, so off we went.

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Afterward, she changed out of her swimsuit into jammies, because who couldn't predict this would happen?

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3 thoughts on “Maria is 7 years old!”

  1. oh your kids are so photogenic and Maria looks so much like you Jayne, Kurt is getting so handsome. I am so glad she had a great birthday!! thanks so much for sharing it…

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  2. Looks like a great day was had by all. I can’t believe you can just add a zero to Maria’s age and you’ll get Grandma Marlo and my age Sunday. Scary! Isn’t it!😂

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