It's hard to believe that only 1 year ago, Elena was getting baptized.
Now, she's turning 9 years old. I don't feel old enough to have a daughter that is 9.
I guess I'm in denial.
For her birthday, Grandma Humphrey gave her an American Girl doll,
which she loves, and her Aunt Susan and Uncle Spencer gave her a
nightgown to match her doll. Thanks by the way, very thoughtful,
she keeps twirling around in it and saying how warm it is. Also,
thanks to the other aunts and uncles who gave her some clothes,
books and other accessories to go with her doll. She loves everything
about it and becomes more excited about her doll, the more she learns about her.
Elena has been such a wonderful daughter. She always loves to help with
the baby and she even loves to help clean. She gets in these cleaning moods,
where you'd better stay away or else!!! I have no idea where she got this from???
J/K!! If you know my mother....she's the same way, but even worse!
There are so many things I love about Elena....I love how sweet she is with
her little brother. She will make such a wonderful mother one day. She is always
planning such fun games and activities for us and somehow she's always got a
surprise up her sleeve, it's wonderful. I love watching her play soccer, she has
progressed so much over the years. I love how confident in herself she is. Just the
other day, she said she was looking at herself in the mirror for "like and hour"
because she is so pretty. I love it. Girls these days are way too hard on themselves,
so I hope she will always believe this because she truly is beautiful inside and out.
Elena has been blessed with such a special heart and has a great desire to always
do good and to please her Heavenly Father. She loves the gospel and reading her
scriptures, and as a parent, I couldn't ask for anything more!
I'm so proud of you Elena!!!