Jenessa is 9! And 9 is fine! We were talking the other day about when she was born and she somehow missed the fact until now that she had difficulty breathing when she was born...she had fluid in her lungs so she was taken directly to the nursery where she could get oxygen and an IV. I didn't get to hold her until the next morning...that was hard! But you would never know now that she had a bit of a rough start...she is full of energy and enthusiasm. We love having her as part of our family.
She has a great organization gene. She loves to make to do lists and she checks off her daily plan that I print off diligently. She is great with the middles and littles in our family. She has a talent for working with children. Over the past year she has started doing more in the kitchen...she is getting pretty good and following a recipe with very little help.
It has been fun to see her progress on the piano since she started taking lessons at the beginning of the school year.
She finished the Book of Mormon a few weeks ago. I was very proud of her. She is now working on the New Testament. As part of a reward for finishing the BOM, I let her stay up late with me one evening last week and we watched a movie together...it was a good mommy moment. She has also started bearing her testimony in church over the last several months.