Addie just learned to tie her shoes and she lost her first tooth with about four more that may fall out anytime. I cannot even. She had her first ever dance recital, in which she was darling, and then decided that was enough dance for her. She just started piano, or pre-piano really, lessons, which she is crazy about. She's learning how to read and draw notes, some beginning keyboarding skills, how to sing, etc.
Addie had a tough time with soccer this fall as they were playing 5 and 6 year olds ... she was usually one of the smallest on the field, and they also transitioned to much bigger fields, bigger goals and 5 kids on the field. She's tenacious though and still managed to get in the mix and excel at defense. She'll be playing in a girls-only league this spring, and we hope that will help her gain back some of her confidence. She's also loved playing basketball this winter. She's dismayed that she never "scores any goals" but her defense skills are stellar. She's gotten lots of rebounds and even stolen the ball several times. She's so fun to watch.
She loves Barbies and Shopkins and American Girl dolls and accessories. She always loves bossing her brothers. She loves to craft and paint and bake and play outside. She's doing awesome on her bike ... perhaps this spring we'll remove the training wheels. She's totally a perfectionist and occasionally gets some extreme anxiety (the apple doesn't fall far, y'all). She loves to veg in front of the TV when we let her. She and Hutch love to have "sleepovers" together where he sleeps on her trundle bed. She loves to wrestle with her Daddy when he gets home from work. She's convinced she will star on either The Voice or Chopped Junior someday.
She almost always wants to follow the rules and wants everyone else to do the same. She doesn't love when the routine changes and I know her teacher has to give lots of warning and explanation if things are going to change at school. She is so empathetic and on more than one occasion has told me about playing with or sitting with or helping a friend who's been left out or just feeling sad. While I know her choices in this realm aren't always great, she does strive to be a good friend and look out for others, which makes my mama heart sing.
In a nutshell, she reminds me exactly of myself. Good, bad and in-between.
Weight: 44 pounds
Length: 42 inches