Now you are 8 baby girl

Dearest Emmy

Where on earth has the last year gone? It seems only 5 minutes ago I was penning your 7th birthday letter on these pages, yet here we are a whole year later and you’ve just opened all your birthday presents for another year.

You are now 8 years old! And boy does the last year seem to have flown by.

There have been SO many changes since your last birthday, the one which stands out most being the transition from Infant School to Junior School. You’ve gone from being the eldest in the playground/year group to the youngest in a matter of days.

The change for you way a strange one, combined with the loss of one of your best friends who moved to a different school, you’ve had to find new friends at break and lunch times BUT as you are a social soul you’ve not found this a problem choosing to play with the older children you know well to fill the void.

You really don’t seem lost for friends at all, not only playing with those in your year group but those older than you too.

At parents evening your teacher sung your praises stating you were a loved and valued member of the class, although mentioning you did have to improve your concentration a bit.

You are so sweet and loving to your younger brother most of the time, of course you have your moments when you hate him and wish he weren’t here.

You try your hardest in class, are cautious to always complete your homework and hate to be in-trouble – unless it’s at home then you couldn’t care less – the latest naughty thing being stealing money from your brothers money box and then telling me you hadn’t without realising I had seen you do it.

Emmy, you are my miracle, my rainbow baby.

Fierce and feisty, wild and free.

My amazing and beautiful angel

I love you to the moon and back

You have grown into such a beautiful young lady, almost taller than me already – OK that’s not too hard, and a fashionista already. You hate me now choosing your clothes, have to wear your hair the way you like and accessories with beads and make-up for special occasions.

I love how you almost always have your head in a book currently, eager to learn new things all the time and if you aren’t reading you’ll be writing stories or drawing/creating.

You’ve a passion for science and all things messy, are eager to learn about the planet and history and are forever asking questions – ALL THE TIME!

Emmy, I love you

Don’t ever change – although you are welcome to lose the attitude any time please.

Lots of love always

Mummy

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