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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Miss. M.

I don't quite recall when or why I started calling Miss M, Miss M. Or why she ever started calling me when she's feeling goofy, 'Samama'.

But we did and the nicknames fit so well. She is quite a little miss and over 100% girl. She has changed so much since the first time I ever laid eyes on her years ago. From a squacky, particular toddler to a loving, mischievious, spunky little girl.

This week is winter spirit week at school and while T wants nothing to do with these fun dress up days, M is all about it.

Monday was pajama day...
Tuesday was beach day...

She is spunky, not just on school spirit days, but most days. She and T still have their 'normal' sibling squabbles and it usually only takes one exchange between the two of them where she is trying to convince us that she is the victim. Not usually the case.

Now that she's in first grade she is mastering the art of reading. She loves reading before bed and is getting so good at even figuring out the words she doesn't know.

February is 'I Love To Read' month around the nation and her class is having one student read a story aloud to the class each day of February.

Today was her day.

It was more than difficult to get there to watch and listen. Of the 6 1/2 school hours the time she was to read was smack dab the middle of ECFE class. I realized that being late to ECFE wouldn't matter but following through on what I told her would. So to school we went and distracted only a few of her classmates while H and I listened to her read aloud, 'Green Eggs and Ham'.

M practicing her reading with H Tuesday night.

Reading to class.

Showing the pictures too. (In case you didn't notice, today was 'ORANGE' day.)

She did a great job and beamed with pride. It was fun to hear her friends give her praise and compliments afterwards too.

It was just another reminder of how quickly time goes by. I feel like it was just yesterday that I sat contemplating the end of kindergarten and now we're just four months away from another summer break? She has taught me so much so far, and I can only look forward to the other lessons she has in store for me.

Oh Miss M, we are so proud of the girl you're becoming. Be who you are everyday, because we love exactly who you are. Love, Samama


Blogger Jill Davis Doughtie said...

M is such a cutie!

You know what's funny? I call our youngest "Mr. T." (T is his real name first initial.)

February 13, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M. Girl
I am so proud of you! I do and will always love you just the way your are. Thank you S. for supporting Miss M. by going to class. I appreciate how you put the kids as a priority in your and our life. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving wife, mother and best friend.
Love, J

February 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What a great post for such a great girl. She is all spunk and spice, and the couple of times I've gotten to spend time with her have been a riot! I hope she has a great rest of the week dressing up! I LoooooooooooOOOOOOoooooVED reading when I was her age - it was in first grade that my dad started me on "The Little House on the Prairie" and I read through all of them in no time.

February 13, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Jed and Anne said...

"Miss M" certainly is growing up! I am so proud of her for her spunk and zest for life.

February 13, 2008 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

She can be, of course, ANYTHING she wants to be when she grows up, but I see oodles of potential with her being a Children's Librarian...she already has the art of holding the book for an audience artfully mastered!!!

February 13, 2008 at 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I could wear my PJ's to work ")
Great job on the reading M.
You surely do have the zest.
I Love You
Auntie Laurie

February 14, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

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