Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Seven and a half

This is what seven and a half looks like...




There are so many reasons to love this kid, but lately she has been getting on my nerves with her constant whining, overreacting and complaining..."BUT MAAAAHHHHHM!"

So I thought if I did a post about all the reasons she is awesome it would help me not be so annoyed with her.

She is super sweet and kind to everyone...



She is always willing to try anything...even a lime.








She loves to make people happy...


She sure can be spunky when she wants to...




She listens to every word you say and will remember everything you say...



...which is great when she is learning something new at gymnastics (she started two weeks ago and is LOVING it!), but not so great when I forgot to do something I told her I would do.

She is VERY sentimental. She wants to save everything, even this coloring page from Red Robin. I refused to let her take it home but told her I would take a picture of it.


Seriously, we have got to get this under control now or else she will end up on "Hoarders" someday!


She is very obedient...if only she didn't get so distracted when she was obediently doing her chores.

She has embraced her middle childness. Being the little sister is not that fun...believe me, I know ALL about it. Eden can get her feelings hurt pretty easy but then is very quick to forgive.

This is a funny art project Eden did at school. It is a picture of her and four things about her...she said "I like ice cream." "I can have fun." "I am a dancer." and "I'm the middle kid in the house."



Here are some other fun facts about Edee...


Eden is a great kid...I love her more than words can say. I just wish she could stay on task for more than seven seconds and stop whining about ever-y-thing! I shouldn't complain too much, her tattling has gotten a ton better and every time she whines or overreacts about something I say "rewind" and she usually stops herself and starts over. I have a feeling "rewind" will be a part of my regular vocabulary for the next ten and a half years.





(This is a picture of Eden with Bishop Adam and ten of the other kids who are getting baptized in our ward.)

8 comments:

Rochelleht said...

HA! Is it just the age? Grace has been OUT OF CONTROL the last week. Every morning has been a lesson in 'whining 101' UGH!!!

Lauren in GA said...

This was a lovely tribute post to her. I love that she is super sweet and kind to everyone. That's wonderful.

The lime pictures are cracking me up.

I had to laugh at the, "BUT MAAAAAAHHHHHHHM!! Sounds like my Brian. They can get married someday. He turns 8 in May.

Lindsey said...

Is it not so stinkin' crazy how old our kids are getting! Wow. Crazy. She is beautiful though. Just beautiful!

Natalie said...

whiny or not, you've gotta give the kid props for being cute:)! i'm going to have to try 'rewind' because 'try it again' is starting to lose it's magic.

you need to call me so that we can work out some plans. SO EXCITED!!!

calibosmom said...

I have an Eden too-its a love/you're driving me crazy relationship. I haven't seen Hannah for two days because she has slept over at a friends because of snow days. I started to get into bed last night and was pouting to Matt that I missed my Hannah. I went to her room, smelled her pillow and made her bed. I'm hoping she missed me too. She'll be getting off the bus in 5 min and I'm sure we'll be arguing soon but at least I know I missed her. I think I'll tell her.

Heidiram said...

O.K. so how about we keep in touch for the next 14+ years? I have a son that would be PERFECT MATCH for Eden. Mateo turned 7 in December. It must be the age. Or maybe the middle child thing.

Mrs Ana said...

I could never get enough of this little thing. Love her, love her , love her! Wish I was closer I would take her and the other two off your hands.

Elena said...

Aw Eden. She definitely has a BIG heart and I love that she forgives quickly. I think she got that from her abuelita. ; ) As well as being easily distracted (sorry Jess) and loving gymnastics too.