Eleven

Miss B is Eleven! 

No, not the wee lassie from Stranger Things but an actual 11 year old!

This year seems to have flown in and lots has changed for her. She is 100% in tween territory and some days she is an emotional wreck then others she is huffy and hormonal then delightful and loving. Kids eh!

Things she’s been upto

Learning the flute

She started learning the flute 18 months ago and last year saved up and bought one so she could continue her lessons. She has taken part in a concert held by the high school she will attend for the last 2 years and loved it. Shes grown so much in confidence and really enjoys it. She was absolutely brilliant and seems to have a natural flair for music. One of the songs she learned was Havana and given that it’s one of the boys favourite songs, she was a bit of a hero round here.

Joined the Guides

She joined the Brownies about 2 years ago and really enjoyed her time there. She went to a camp last summer and had the time of her life. When she went back in August she was spoken to about joining the Guides because at the grand old age of 10 she was officially too old to be a Brownie (how rude). She was a bit hesitant at first because she had a great bunch of friends and her wee cousin was there too and she didn’t want to leave them. We had a chat about it and went along to a Guide information night and after that she was really excited to start. She went along and immediately loved it and was desperate to get a uniform. They are on holiday at the moment but back in a few weeks and she is raring to go again.

Big Sister Duty

She was an only child for 7 years and people kept telling us how she would struggle to share everything with a sibling, never mind 2 of them. I can honestly tell you that she was a natural big sister straight away. She needs to try and be more patient with her little sister although to be fair she is pretty challenging at the moment. The wee ones both adore her but her brother in particular seems to have a soft spot for her. She loves to read them stories, play with Lego, do jigsaws, dancing, singing and gymnastics. A current favourite activity is recreating The Greatest Showman, The Descendants 2 and Zombies.

Gymnastics and Swimming

She has now completed all her advanced swimming certificates and started the Club Ready programme which is to ensure she is ready for joining the competitive swimming club. She is still undecided about joining a club but she also has the option to learn to be a Junior Lifeguard. I think she is going to go for this because she was talking about being able to be a lifeguard for a job when she’s older.

She has also really progressed in gymnastics she still doesn’t just walk anywhere, always cartwheeling or flipping all over the place and how she hasn’t done herself an injury is beyond me!

School

She will be starting Primary 7 in 10 days. Her final year of primary school is about to begin, I swear she only started a few months ago!! She knows who her teacher for next year is and she is happy to get going. Her uniform has been ironed and ready to go since the end of June and she packed her bag a few weeks ago. She loves school and we encourage her as much as possible. Long may that continue!

I am really proud of who she is growing up to be and the person she is becoming. She is polite, well mannered and I can take her anywhere. She is funny and smart and we can have really important and heartfelt conversations then giggle like crazy when I intentionally get the words to songs wrong just to wind her up. She is growing up and is emotionally mature but still has a nice balance of just being a kid too. Miss B, I love you, please stay awesome 🙂

Miss B through the years

First Day

11 Weeks

11 Months

 

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