mar: elise is 8

my personal challenge theme for march was - elise! my lovely sweet firstborn. my first pancake.

i remember the day she was born it snowed. i held her in my arms and she looked strait into my eyes as if she knew everything about us. i always felt elise was wiser than her years. which isn't always a good thing. there is no persuading or distracting her once she has set her mind to something, no fooling this kid - trust me!

but she is also one of the most thoughtful people i know. always thinking of her sisters and wanting to do good. you can usually find her in her room drawing images to a story she has written or making a friend a rainbow loom bracelet. 

her favourite bedtime story would be any story from my childhood where i would tell her all about growing up in jamaica, and all the silly things i used to do at her age - she loves it! and while i love all my kids the same, i know that when i'm old and grey that elise will be the one out of the three girls driving me around town to fill my old lady prescriptions. olivia will probably be on a concert tour - but that's a whole other blog story...

here are some random facts on elise as of now:

favorite food - chicken pot pie

favorite animal - wolf

favorite thing to do - play hockey with daddy

what will you be when you grow up? - a traveller

favorite colour - blue

favorite movie - Rio

what is something you wish for? - a dog 

what makes you happy? - when someone tries to make me laugh

what age do you look forward to and why? - 12, because then i can walk home by myself

why do you like being a kid? - because math is easy

what advice would you give your parents? - nothing, i don't really give advice to people

what do you love most about your sisters? i can play with them and i'm not alone

what are you good at? - writing

what do you hope you will get to do before your next birthday? - have a sleepover at lizzy lee.

what is your best memory? going to hawaii with my family!