Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Makenna turns 13!

There is no way I am old enough to have a 13 year old, is there? We now have an official TEENAGER in the house. EEK! Let's share 13 things about our firstborn.

1. She was born on her due date of October 1.

2. She has started in the youth group this year at church, a whole new area for us!
3. She sings in a praise band with the youth. She has a beautiful voice.
4. She also takes guitar lessons. And was learning piano, we need to get back to that.
5. She is taking drama with our home school group and enjoys that also. Of course we know she is dramatic!

6. She has started babysitting this year, which makes it very nice for us!
7. She loves anything in lime green or purple. Or hot pink. Or zebra stripe.
8. She is the hardest worker in our house. If you give her a check list, you know it will get done.
9. She FINALLY admits she likes home schooling, and even said today she might just stay home with me for high school.

10. She wants to be a vet when she grows up. Or she did till math became difficult this year, but I hope she still follows her passion for animals.
11. She is so artistic and creative.
12. She makes breakfast and lunch for the kids, because she LIKES to. I could not survive with out her.
13. Does not have her appendix, because she it burst when she was 6. Walked around for a full weekend barely complaining. High pain tolerance!

We love you so much Makenna Kaylee! We are so blessed to have you as our firstborn and know you are a gift to our whole family. Thank you for being such a great leader, I know God has big plans for you!


Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Teenager!!! Fun times! I love my teenagers and all that goes with it! It's a great stage of life!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Makenna. There was one day this summer that I saw you and thought, "Whoa! What happened to little Makenna??? She grew up!" I have loved being a "pretend" aunt. Don't you want to come over and make paper bag pumpkins with me again like we did when you were in kindergarten? :-) BTW, I like the trampoline shots.