May 26, 2011, Emalee Marie had her 8th grade promotion.
Just a tiny back ground about my Emalee. (I will probably tell this story again later in life like when it is high school graduation time for her) When Nathan started school Emalee was so upset that she couldn't go. She didn't think it was fair. So I remember telling her it was ok cause she could go to head-start the very next year. Well come to find out they changed some law and we ended up making to much money. (go figure) After Nathan finished kindergarten, we decided to put him in a charter school that many of the other kids in our ward were attending. When we got there a friend of mine asked how old was Emalee I said she will be 5 in September. She said you know our cut off is December 31 so she could start kindergarten this year instead of waiting another year. THAT EVERYONE WAS MUSIC TO MY EARS!!! Emalee has always been my into everything, find a way around things girl! They told us that she may be a bit behind since she was at the younger end but she tested ok to start kindergarten and may be reading by christmas. So there my little 5 year old was off to kindergarten. It was nice cause her and Nathan are so close that being just behind him in school was good. Then it happened I heard Emalee reading on her own and it was just before Thanksgiving! It was like a whole new world opened up to her! She never looked back. Always getting A's in school and pushing herself to do better. When we moved out to Queen Creek she was told that she would have homework every night. She was so happy to hear this! (I know, RIGHT) There are times I would even catch her doing her brothers homework not for him but along with him like it was her work too. Her 8th grade year she attended the high school so she even took a couple classes that were for 9th grade. This year she has been amazing! All A's in all her classes, GPA of 4.0, was in an awesome Marching Band. She was told if she wanted she could possibly graduate a year early (which would actually be 2 years early) We joke about it cause that means technically she would graduate before her brother (E comes before N) lol.
I love her so much! I know this was a bit over board on the PROUD MOMMA post but hey I am allowed.