Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Ali

We were on vacation so I was not able to blog for Ali's birthday. But my little girl is now six. I can remember thinking it was so weird to have a little baby growing inside me. I wanted so much for her to be a girl. I don't think I ever wanted anything quite so bad as a little girl. I figured it would be a boy and I tried so hard not to be sad by that. I only bought boy clothes and I painted the room in primary colors. When I went in for my ultra sound they couldn't tell and I was so disappointed because I wanted to know what I was having. I finally found out we were having a girl and was thrilled.

I brought her home from the hospital and my whole life changed. She taught me how to be a mom and how to do all the mom things. I learned from her that being a mom is the most important thing to me. I always thought I would be a career woman until I held her. Then I knew that everything important in the world was right in my arms. Ali is always talking about what she wants to be when she grows up. She wants to be a doctor, an investigator, an actor and many other things. She also told me she wanted to be a mommy. I told her she could be all of those things if she was a mom since a mom gets to do everything. She is very excited by that idea.

Ali is a very exciting six year old. She loves to do everything. One of her friends mom's described her as being a cute, well dressed girl who is really a tom boy. She loves to dress up in dresses and necklaces. But then she wants to go bug hunting, or butterfly catching, or she wants to ride her bike and dig in the dirt. She loves to swim and go hiking with us. She loves the beach and camping. She swings in the backyard as high as we can push her on our rope swing. She loves to dance. She puts on the music she lives and puts on performances which are getting more and more choreographed as she learns in dance class. Her dance teacher told me today that she is a good leader and that she loves to perform.

Ali's Kindergarten Teacher told me that she is the perfect student. What a compliment! She meant that she is excited about everything she learns in school and she learns quickly. She is reading almost everything. I bet she will be able to read this blog. She loves learning about life science, math and reading. One day in class her teacher taught her how to spell "tion" as in evaporation. Ali has never forgotten how to spell it or anything else she learned in school. She loves to sing in primary and sacrament meeting. She tries to be the best singer in primary. Her observations are being more detailed and her insights deeper. She is really learning how to be the bigger person in her relationship with her sister. She enjoys bringing things home to Ashling after school.

I love Ali and enjoy watching her grow!


Shar said...

Melissa - I loved all that you said about Ali. You are such a great mom. And happy birthday Ali! I can't believe you're six! I'm sure you can, though :)

Jeff and Nicole said...'re so have a 6 year old. haha Just kidding. If you're old, than I am too. :P
Loved this sweet post. She sounds like so much fun, wish we lived closer and could hang out! Happy Birthday Ali!

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