She’s Ten…

You know sometimes – sometimes I don’t feel like I deserve such an awesome daughter as the daughter I have in Ainsley. 

Every year I gush about the smiles and heart as big as the earth itself, her humble way of living even at such a young age.  Being the middle she does sometimes get lost in ways…

This past year has given her and I chances to be together one on one – soccer tournaments and (believe it or not…) some brief shopping times.  I see who she is becoming and quite honestly it sometimes makes me weepy.  Because she is NOT like me.  She’s so much better.  Kinder.  Softer.  Patient.  Loving.  Calm.  Funny and intelligent and so very beautiful.  Strong.  Confident.  Always gracious.

The hope I have as we celebrate her tenth birthday is for me to be more like her.  To learn from her, to just dial my own self down enough to be more like this daughter, this girl – that I love so very much.

Happy Birthday to my girl…

Love Mama  XOXO

Champions…

Our weekend of National Indoor Championships – in pictures…
Half way, time to play.
Seriously – could not be more adorable – but tough as nails.

 

Very Little of this…
New shirt!!

Goody bags – it was like CHRISTMAS for these girls!  So much stuff – our parents really pulled together great treats! 

Dancing – like CRAZY dancing…

Candy factory visit!

Getting ready for kickoff…

Patience…

Two wins later – time to pass out!

2 more wins – CHAMPS!  Medals…

The team. Go NLA!

Ainsley’s Weekend in Pictures…

Chelsea 7’s this weekend.  It was SO HOT.  The girls team played on turf the whole time – UGH – it’s at least 10 degrees hotter on turf – it was crazy!
Between game fueling – they lost their first game, and needed to be more energetic for the afternoon match!
After game two Saturday afternoon.  Seriously, seriously passed out – this was within 10 minutes of the game ending!

They won Sunday AM game – Ainsley scored twice for a 2-1 win over a U11 Challenge team!  Girl played her butt off!!
The won the afternoon game – ended up champs of their U10 Division – well done ladies!!!

Perfect

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil…

108 Months…

Ainsley is 9 years old today!! Sweet. Strong. Maternal. Witty. Funny! Curious…
Beautiful.
Happy birthday my love… Your dreams WILL come true.
You will not settle for anything less.
Mama
XO

 



THIS should be in the YMCA Summer Camp Brochure…

This is a girl that has a good time at camp.
Her mom hates doing her laundry.  And that is saying a LOT because her mom LOVES to do laundry…

Just a pic

I can’t really afford riding lessons this month.  But she just loves it so damn much. 
The things we do…
For them.
All for them.

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