Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cecilia, Age 6

Happy 6th birthday to our sweet Cecilia!


More than anything in the world, Cecilia loves to climb trees. And read. And sew. And hold babies. And paint. And dance.

Well, Cecilia loves a LOT of things. And she loves them all very, very much. She's incredibly sweet but also incredibly strong-willed. I'm not sure we're capable of producing weak-willed children...

She decided that she wanted to "do kindergarten" this year, so I got her a handwriting workbook and a math workbook. She's done maybe a page in each - she spends so much of the day doing her favorite things and I think that's just exactly the perfect schooling!


She caught sight of my sister's and my American Girl dolls in storage a couple of years ago and has been counting down the days until she gets her own! I was planning on waiting until she was 7, but she's remarkably responsible with her things, so I decided 6 would be okay (especially for a hand-me-down doll). After reading all of the Kirsten books, she decided that that was the doll she needed (her choices were Kirsten, Addy, and Samantha. She *really* wanted Kaya, so she got the Kaya mini-doll for Epiphany, because those are priced much more reasonably!).


And she went shopping with Andrew and John Paul for her birthday groceries yesterday and picked out a plant (Cyclamen, according to John Paul) that she's going to take care of all by herself. She's going to water it, polish the leaves, and keep Peter from destroying it.

She finds beauty in everything, and has a large hoard of treasures to prove it - random bits of sparkly trash, string, ribbon, buttons, beads, pretty rocks, scraps of fabric, broken jewelry...


She looks dainty and sweet, but she can be crude and daring, too! She likes to be the ringleader of potty jokes at the dinner table, a phase we hope passes quickly.


Her major aspirations in life are to be a fashion designer, and artist, and a ballerina. She's a little bit concerned as to how she'll accomplish all this, but she's confident she can do it. I don't remind her that she also says she wants to live with us forever, and that if she plans on doing that then maybe the other goals will be a little difficult?


We love her an awful, awful lot!


Happy birthday, Cecilia!

And just like every year, here are her answers to this year's survey questions:

1. What is your favorite color? Blue.
2. What is your favorite toy? Kirsten and Kaya.
3. What is your favorite fruit? Orange.
4. What is your favorite television show? Bugs Bunny.
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Grilled cheese sandwiches.
6. What is your favorite outfit? This. (Fairisle sweater with striped dress and seashell necklace)
7. What is your favorite game? Tag!
8. What is your favorite snack? Pretzels.
9. What is your favorite animal? A bug. (giggles wildly)
10. What is your favorite song? I don't know.
11. What is your favorite book? EVERY BOOK!!!
12. Who is your best friend? Eva!
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios! 
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Climb! 
15. What is your favorite drink? Orange juice.
16. What is your favorite holiday? My birthday!
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Pink bear.
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal.
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Breakfast burritos.
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A fashion designer. A ballerina. And an artist.

Feel free to copy and paste the questions if you want to play along!

1. What is your favorite color? 
2. What is your favorite toy? 
3. What is your favorite fruit? 
4. What is your favorite television show? 
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? 
6. What is your favorite outfit? 
7. What is your favorite game? 
8. What is your favorite snack?  
9. What is your favorite animal? 
10. What is your favorite song? 
11. What is your favorite book? 
12. Who is your best friend? 
13. What is your favorite cereal? 
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? 
15. What is your favorite drink? 
16. What is your favorite holiday? 
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? 
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? 

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
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