The Great Blizzard of 2016 came and went here in Southern Maryland. The kids were out of school for several days and we enjoyed hanging out, eating a bunch of good food, and visiting with friends. It was exciting to have so much snow and the kids and some of our dear friends had a great time sledding.
Today our little girl turns 11 years old. Eleven years old. It's hard to believe. She is becoming such a beautiful young lady, inside and out. She is smart as a whip, kind-hearted, tough, a nature lover, and a risk taker. I was so proud of the way she stepped outside of her comfort zone this year. She joined the band and auditioned for drama and got one of the leading roles in the play. She plays football every day with the boys and comes out scraped up, bruised, sometimes bleeding, but happy as can be. We can't wait to see where the next 11 years will take us.
As I mentioned on Jacob's birthday, we're really not doing parties that much, but instead the kids pick the activities for the day. Lauren's birthday wishes included a trip to Flag Ponds to search for shark's teeth, lunch at Outback, a mini-drone and a mini greenhouse with succulents. Haha! She cracks me up. We started the morning at Flag Ponds.
By the time we began to leave the beach, the sun was completely out and the day was gorgeous. Everything was so calm and still.