Jenessa thinks every holiday should be a major event...that of course includes her birthday! Last night she was acting as if it were Christmas Eve...she was so excited. And I don't know how many times today she asked if she could open her presents...actually she started asking yesterday! Thankfully, we had planned to open them at lunch time so I didn't have to deal with the same question for the ENTIRE day!
I let the birthday kid pick their own subjects to do for school on their birthday...so Jenessa picked an interesting combination for her birthday. Math, Language Arts, Art, History (several lessons) and Science. The only one she didn't pick was phonics, not a surprise...it's not her favorite. Thanfully we only have 2 more weeks of phonics and then we are finished with that course. Kessiah and Jenessa worked diligently this morning and completed all of their school work so that they would have the entire afternoon for free time.
Jenessa was excited about her gifts: Littlest Pet Shops, a jewelry making kit with beads, a Barbie movie, and some new pajamas.
I am so glad Jenessa is part of our family. She is full of life and fun and yet she can have such a soft and gentle spirit. She is always the first one to want to help someone when they are sick or hurt. Her organizational side helps me stay on track during our school day and she is really good about putting her books away.