Monday, August 07, 2017

Eight!

Eight years ago this month our beautiful burst of sunshine entered our lives. Our only Michigan-born girl, Carrigan Grace. She loves to hear the story of how she was born when a lot of things were challenging in life, and her sweet personality was exactly what we needed. Her lovely blond curls and bright blue eyes charmed us so,

Fast forward to today, and she's right in the middle of our family with a personality all her own. She's our biggest homebody and loves times like family game nights or drinking tea with her mommy. She's an early bird, like her sister Amalia, bu then prefers to lie around reading for a good chunk of the morning.  During the summer, you can find her zipping down the street on her bike all evening long. She's a fast runner too and does well in sports like that. She enjoys school and her class is just the sweetest. They are all best friends (all eight of them!) and the four girls in there spend their recess time in a pretend gymnastic class.

Carrigan's biggest fan is Everly although Grant is a close second. They love to climb up in her bunkbed to visit her in the morning. She may struggle at times to get along with certain sisters (especially when chores are involved) but she's quick to forgive and find her way back to the group, especially when there is a game like Scattagories involved. Her humor is top-notch (instrument playing with cleaning toys during devotions!)  and she's thoughtful and sensitive.  She still loves fruit, art, reading, long fingernails, pierogis, scary movies, and the color green. Her newest thrill this year was riding the American Eagle at Six Flags and I think more roller coasters are definitely in her future,

Carrigan Grace--we love you so very much.  Next year we'll try harder to make sauerkraut pierogis happen for your birthday dinner!