Friday, April 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Margarita!

Spring is our big birthday time around here. 5 birthdays in 2 months.

Margarita's was a few weeks ago, but, I was so wrapped up in the little photo project that I didn't blog about it before. Here's my baby 10 years ago when she was turning 1 year old (sadly, this is the best picture I have of her on that day-how did that happen???):

What can I say about Margarita? Just that you should all be jealous that I have such an awesome daughter-I really don't think they come much better. Sure, we have little disagreements at times causing her to leave us notes like this one:

But, those moments are few and far between. If I could freeze her age at 11 years old, I really think I'd give it some thought; she's:

  • helpful

  • kind

  • smart

  • cute

  • inquisitive

  • creative

  • independent

  • friendly

  • happy

She gets great grades and is a good friend to many at school. Here she is with her Destination Imagination team that won their country challenge last week:

They acted out their own updated version of three little pigs complete with songs and dances they had written and choreographed. She is so excited to travel next month to Tennessee, of all places, to compete in the global finals.

Her two goals this year at school are (I repeat, she gets excellent grades, so it's not like the girl's not motivated, but these are her two goals):

1) to not miss a single day (except for school related activities)


2) to wear the same Nike tennis shoes everyday

She takes them very seriously.


I feel so grateful everyday that she is my daughter. Happy Birthday Margarita!


k-squared's mom said...

Happy Birthday, Margarita! She is indeed a chip off the old block (you!).

Abby said...

Happy Birthday Margarita! We can't wait to see you in few weeks:)

Kari said...

Very fun! Happy Birthday, Margarita!

Janet said...

Okay, so seriously if Margarita is available when Jackson gets home from his mission, we should arrange their wedding. :)

Ballerina Girl said...

Happy Birthday Margarita!
It is a pleasure to get to know you and watch you grow !!
Keep up the good work!

Fabiola said...

What a beautiful baby she was and you are such a proud Mom.
Every time you write about her, it looks like you glow.


Code Yellow said...

What a darling girl! She sounds like so much fun. The note and the tennis shoes goals are my favorite - she's awesome! Happy Birthday!!

jules said...

Margarita is one in a million!
Happy Birthday.
I remember that 1st birthday with all the teletubbies.

No Cool Story said...

She's too cute.
I am so glad we all get to remember that little note she wrote :)

Way late but Happy Birthday!

Margarita said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! I am the B.E.S.T.!