Our little neighbor, Ava, is staying with us this school year. Ava joined her forever family in March of this year and is doing great! She arrives each morning, giggling behind her backpack, and shouts, "Surprise!" Ava is three months older than Maddox and, on most days, they are the best of friends. It is definitely good practice for our little Maddox - the sharing of toys, the sharing of me, the sharing of MK - it can be a bit overwhelming at times for our littlest miss. But, like I said, for the most part, they are the best of friends cruising around the backyard, jumping on the trampoline, playing on our playset....and belly laughing the entire time!
Maddox Ren, our comedian. She loves to find a good walking stick and then she will proceed to walk around the yard with this stoop about her saying, "I'm an old lady, I'm a little old lady..."
Maddox is really taking a liking to writing her name and drawing pictures. And she LOVES to join in school time with MK - she does her "homework" with the most intensity I have ever known a four year old to use.
MK had her very last soccer game and the girls had a little half-time fun with orange slices. Though she will quickly tell anyone that soccer is her third favorite sport - swimming and ballet being numbers 1 and 2 - she had a great experience with soccer. My favorite MK comment from the season was when she said with a very serious face, "Mom, I am just not a kicker girl."
One more medal to add to her collection....so proud of MK for wanting to try new things!