Monday, October 30, 2017

Averie Grace, 9 years: Smyrna, TN Photographer

Oh, baby girl. 
Last year in single digits.

I can feel the threshold of tween upon us. You are hovering on the line of wanting to grow up (just a little) and still so wonderfully a little girl. I find myself latching on to every moment of your childhood. You are our last (even though lately you have been begging and pleading for a baby sister--not gonna happen kiddo). I know how fleeting these moments are and I'm not taking them for granted.

You are the sweetest little soul. One of my favorite things is the notes we all find all over the house from you. You are always leaving precious thoughts for all of us. 
"Thank you for being the best mommy ever." 
"#1 dad and his #1 daughter"
"I love you big brother"

You are so very thoughtful and we all love it every time we find a new one. Which is pretty often.

You are still the biggest bookworm. We have books all over the house, your cubby, the car. When you aren't reading while we are driving, we are listening to audible. You soak it all up and I have loved starting Harry Potter with you this year. We are currently on book 4 and we have all enjoyed watching the movies together with you after you finish each book. 

This year you planned your birthday session all by yourself. You picked the outfit. You picked where you wanted to go. You picked you your own bouquet of flowers at the flower truck you love by Daddy's work. Everyone stopped and told you how cute you were and you just smiled so sweetly. "Why does everyone tell me that?" It's because they can see your goodness from the inside out. 

You were freezing, so we didn't last very long. I was so happy you gave me that wonderful, big grin. It makes my heart burst. I am so grateful that I get to be your mom. I learn so much from you every single day. 

6th year doing these questions and some things stayed the same as last year:

 1. What is your favorite color?  mint
2. What is your current favorite toy? American Girl horse
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
4. What is your favorite tv show? Teen Titans Go
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Hummus
6. What is your favorite outfit? My new lace dress
7. What is your favorite game? Life 
8. What is your favorite snack? Marshmallows (with a little laugh)
9. What is your favorite animal? Unicorn Pegasus
10. What is your favorite song? Look What You Made Me Do--Taylor Swift
11. What is your favorite book? The Magic Treehouse Series and Harry Potter
12. Who is your best friend? Taylor
13. What is your favorite thing about school? Recess
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on my geodome
15. What is your favorite drink? Cherry-go-round
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. Where's your favorite place to go? Adventure Science Center
18. What is your favorite movie?  Zathura
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Red Robin. Yum.
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A Zookeeper

Happy 9 sweetest girl. 
 I love you more than the most.
So thankful the universe gave you to us.