I am afraid that for so long Jess got the short end of the stick. The second child. The only girl (for a long, long time anyway) in a sea of boys and noise and messes. The one that always had to help mom, babysit, take care of, pick up, hold, watch, clean or just be there because the boys had something to do, somewhere to be. But in the last couple of years she has found her wings and become her own person and I am not looking forward to the day that she leaves and I have to figure out how to do my life without her there everyday.
Happy Birthday Sweetie! I love you. And I don't always want to walk fast ;)
In her room with Sambo?
She and her friends go out and find great places to do photo shoots. I cried when I saw this one. I thought of her as a grown up. I saw this as our heavenly parents sending her their spirit children to raise.
Isn't she a beauty?
Here she is helping me make the trees for the gingerbead project that I wanted to make. The deadline for entering a contest was nearing and I was running out of time to finish. She stepped in and worked hard while I was not home, so that I could enter the contest.
Imperial Beach again. It was cold and stormy that day.
Carving pumpkins. I always find the biggest pumpkin I can and we make elaborate designs and carvings. It takes hours, but we have fun. Notice all the specialized tools for carving and cutting?
How did I get such a beautiful- inside and out- daughter?