Thursday, May 31, 2018

Happy 14th Birthday, Alivia!

In May, while we were in route to the Amazing Captiva Island in Florida, Alivia turned 14. She celebrated with the Grandparents before we left, then celebrating later (much later) with 2 friends at home. Alivia has grown into quite the young lady. She is beautiful, kind, hard working, honest, dedicated (she got up early every morning to make it to running club at the high school for cross country at 7am, only missing 8 days! to go to the Lake and one because we were not home from Captiva), and is a teenager all the way. She likes to sleep, opting to do that in the afternoon since she gets up early to run. She is taking many honors courses in high school this year, selecting to challenge herself. She is going out for cross country, getting better and better every day (but those girls on her team are FAST!). The high school is HUGE, so check in day was a little overwhelming, but I think she is looking forward to starting and getting used to classes.

Alivia made her annual favorite list and has plans in place for her future. It is fun to see how she has grown up over the years.

Birthday Questions answered by a 14 year old Alivia.
1. Favorite  color:  blue
2. Favorite Toy:  ipad, iPhone or hayday
3. Favorite Fruit:  strawberries
4. Favorite TV show: Fixer upper or Naked and Afraid (we were in Captiva so had cable!)
5. Favorite thing to eat for lunch:  turkey sandwich
6. Favorite Outfit:   gray running shirt and nike shorts
7. Favorite Game:   apples to apples or UNO
8. Favorite Snack:   goldfish crackers
9. Favorite Animal:   dog
10. Favorite song:   Champion
11. Favorite Book:    A Mango Shape Space
12. Best Friend:  Katy B
13. Favorite Cereal:  Special K
14. Favorite thing to do outside:  Run or jump on the trampoline
15. Favorite drink:  lemonade
16. Favorite Holiday:  Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Dog
18. Favorite thing to eat for breakfast? yogurt n fruit
19. What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner?  McCalisters
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Physical Therapist.

Happy Birthday to Alivia. Many more to come...