A couple weeks ago we had her party with friends (pictures are posted below) and then yesterday it was her day with Mom-- out on the town for lunch and shopping and Starbucks! We had such a nice time. We don't get to do that often. Actually she and I were trying to remember when the last time was that we had a day like that together, and it was a while ago. That made it all the more special.
13 is a special year, and Schuyler truly is a special girl. She is the "second Mommy" of the house.... ask anyone-- even her father! She is the go-to girl if something is missing, she knows the ins and outs of running this household just as well as I do, and she wants it to function like a well oiled machine even MORE than I do! :)
She is an organizer, a planner, a take-charge kind of girl. She strives for perfection more times than not (can you say Type A personality?) but when she falls short she just picks herself up and tries again rather than melting into a puddle.
She got baptized a few years ago now which has developed such a maturity in her and a love for others. She has a heart for the orphans just about as much as her mama does now, which of course makes me proud.
She loves animals-- her kitten Henry and horses in particular-- knitting, reading and anything crafty. She is also developing into one heck of a soccer player!
This momma, and her daddy, are very proud to call this sweet little one their baby, though she is not much of a baby anymore.