Wednesday, August 20, 2014

4th Grade

Abbi started 4th grade this morning at her fourth elementary school.  It sounds a little sad that she has been to so many schools but we feel lucky to be in our permanent home where she can go the rest of the way through her schooling in the same place.  Abbi has done so well in any class that she has been in and quickly settles in with her teachers and friends.  This year, she has a male teacher who is very soft spoken.  I think they will be good for each other, but I hope he pushes her to work hard, too.

When Jake and I met, Abbi was just starting Kindergarten.  We were married before the end of the school year.  I can't believe how time has flown by and how grown up Abbi is.  At her well-child check-up she came in above the 80th percentile for her height and weight.  The doctor says she is very proportional, just ahead of most kids her age.  Abbi is 4'8" and 85 lbs.  Her shoe size has passed mine and is a women's size 6.  Where is my Kindergarten Abbi?!

We are so blessed with Abbi.  She tries so hard to always be kind and happy.  She thinks and plans all the time but on the other hand, her memory is incredible.  Abbi helps us so much with jobs around the house and with her brother.  She's funny and sweet.  She loves to work beside Jake or I when we are doing work around the house or the yard.  Abbi sometimes worries about being a big kid and learning to make big kid choices.  She likes to know what she can do and what is coming up for her.  I love the conversations we have about it when I tuck her in at night.  She comes up with some great ideas.  Abbi loves science, art, cooking, running, video games, and movies.  She likes listening to books while she works on crafts.  And, she loves to learn how things work.

I hope 4th grade is a happy and memorable year for her.  Jake gave her a wonderful father's blessing before we left for school.  Then, she just made us drop her at the curb.  She didn't allow us to walk inside with her this year.

Happy Back to School, Sister!