Tuesday, November 18, 2008

happy girl

Everybody knows
That the sweetest thing that you'll ever see
In the whole wide world
Is a happy girl
martina mcbride

Yesterday the older girls were arguing over who borrowed who's chi, earrings, boots, cami's ....the list went on. Savannah commented that in a couple of years she'd be gone off to college & "that would make it all easier" --oh my.... i know that day will be here in the blink of an eye. i can't even imagine that stage.... My prayer is that while she's here, under my roof, i let her know what a great girl she is. that our home is a safe haven where she can refuel, where she can feel loved & accepted, where she can just be real and let her guard down. that she knows i'm always on her team & her number one fan...no matter what.

I've said this before, but she has been an absolute breeze to raise. she is a happy girl with a super sense of humor. she is completely self motivated , dependable and smart as a whip. she has chosen some of the absolute sweetest girls as her besties. her sophmore class is such a great group of friends & they seem to really support each other. her fave movie is High School Musical and her fave groups are the Jo Bros & Taylor Swift ( don't forget david cook but he's just not as squeeky clean sounding as these others !) ....I mean for crying out loud, how great is that. she's such a better kid than i was at that age ( sorry mom) & i am just so stinkin proud to be her mom.

last weekend we traveled to south georgia to watch her squad compete in the state competitive cheerleading finals. we watched 99, thats right i said 99 routines ( complete with really loud music & of course loud fans). our school competes in the classification of the largest schools in the state. they rocked. they looked awesome. they nailed all their tumbling & put on a stellar performance. she was so pumped. i loved seeing her so proud of herself!! they came in 9th in the state which is awesome!! you wouldn't believe all the phenominal tumbling skills of these highschool girls! thankfully all those early years in gymnastics have paid off :)

are they sweet friends or what?

unfortunately our football team lost in the first round of the playoffs , so cheerleading for the fall is over. but it truly has been an absolute blessing to watch her have a blast
~ totally in her element!
these teenage years can be so hard for so many, even a devestating time for some. i have such a grateful heart that she truly is a happy girl.

state event...
savannah is right in the middle doing a back tuck

round off back handspring back tuck

second from the right on the far edge
have a great week!


Shawn Seay said...

My oldest daughter is a freshman in highschool this year. You pulled at my heartstrings as I read your words. Whitney has been a great girl, as well. I was a PK, and definately not very pleasant for my parents in the teenage years. I am blessed as well. Thank you so much for sharing. You brought a couple of tears.

Jboo said...

What a sweet and amazing girl! Watch out -- those high school years zip by at warp speed -- enjoy!


Kate said...

She does just sort of embody "happy"...it oozes from her. What a blessing for you she must be!!

Well done...well done...


Pixel Fairy Princess said...

She looks SO happy! I just love it! I love all the image - but all I can be thinking is how COLD it must have been! Is it January or what! I drove L. to Piedmont Hospital to see the dr. this morning and burr! I e-mailed you a little while ago - hope we can arrange something :D

Ladybug hugs,

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh how sweet is your Savannah!!

What a great post....and such cute pics.....you can really see what a happy child she is!!!

You must be one proud mama!


RobinfromCA said...

Lucky Mom, lucky Savannah! Each other's blessings.

Ramona said...

You have built such a strong foundation for your family...they are blessed to have you as their rock...and you are now enjoying the benefits of that strength! Well done...she will be your girl forever!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Anonymous said...

i am lovin' those striped socks. wish i had an excuse to weat them.
congrats on the anthro. gift card.

Jessi Nagy said...

what a cutie!!!
i was a cheerleader too!!

Kasey said...

what a sweet girl!

Cstargel said...

How sweet is she? That makes me miss highschool! Tell her to cherish these times - they are the BEST!

Jennifer said...

I love reading your blog. It's like warm tea and pie on a cold day. I hope I get as blessed as you with my Pretty Girl. She's only 2 now, but I get nervous.

God bless you.

Clare said...

i love cheerleading competitions. it is so funny to hear it on the mommy side, my parents have sat through so many. videotaping the whole time to boot. i think when you have wonderful people guiding you, life it easier...sounds like you are doing a great job paige!! she is adorable, and i am totally impressed by the tumbling!!

cathypentonatelier said...

Wow!!!! When I see these photos I just find it so awesome as there is nothing really like that here!!!! She is lucky to have you too you know!!!!! Beautiful, talented, sweet, happy girl so wonderful!!!! Luv c xxxx

Carly said...

love that you highlight the good qualities that each of your girls possess. You are an excellent mother with beautiful children! How blessed you truly are!!!

Vintagesquirrel said...

Paige, I always love to see updates on your sweet girls. I have quite the opposite household from you... We have three sons. They are wonderful in many ways, but I do feel a bit out of my league. I grew up a very girly-girl, a cheerleader, etc. I envy you your closeness with your daughters.

Michelle (vintagesquirrel)


Jeanne Oliver said...

Mine are all still young, but it gives me so much hope to hear you say how easy Savannah has been. It is also amazing what good friends can do. Thanks for sharing...she is just a beauty.

just ask beth said...

My oldest so far is the easiest as well. She is darling.. good job mommy!