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Sadie @ 7 (by Ben)

I’ve heard the number 7 has great significance and meaning, that it’s a very lucky number.  In biblical terms seven represents completeness or perfection.  For example, the creation took place over seven days.  To me, that describes my little seven-year-old – perfection and completeness.   I sure love her!  Just look at this face!


A few thoughts about 7 year-old Sadie…

She LOVES to be silly.


Her favorite game to play with her brothers is ‘baby horse.’  Someone gets to be the mommy or daddy horse, and someone gets to be the baby horse.  I’m not sure which she likes better – the mommy role or the baby role.  She loves both.

She has recently discovered the joy of dressing her brothers up like girls and offering them ‘make-overs.’  The brothers are still too young to have any shame.  I’m sure they will regret it later in life, but for now they all enjoy it.


Sadie always has a loose tooth, if not multiple loose teeth.  She’s keeping the tooth-fairy busy.


She said yesterday that her mouth doesn’t hurt anymore where she had her surgery.  I wonder if it had been bothering her a lot.  If so, I never really heard her complain.



This year we let Sadie pick out a toy from the store for her birthday.  She picked out not one but two mermaids.  She was so excited that the store had exactly the one she wanted – a soft, plush, stuffed mermaid with green highlights in her hair.  I didn’t even know she knew what highlights were.

Another one of her favorites is Rainbow-Dash-Away, from the new My Little Pony.  I’m not sure where she picked it up, but lately she’s been pronouncing My Little Pony like a Brit… “My Li’l Pony.”  It cracks me up every time.

She’s also very in love with Elsa and everything that is DISNEY’S FROZEN, as is every other little girl in this world.  I can’t believe how everything in the stores these days is Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.  Although I must say, Jax takes the cake when it comes to the song “Let it Go.” That’s funny coming from Jax, because there are times when he gets so upset and just can’t let it go.  At any rate, Sadie is often found wearing her Elsa dress and prancing around the house like a princess.  She has the princess pose down, as evidenced by these pictures.




Sadie has a gentle and loving respect for all life.  She has no fear of snakes, lizards, bugs, animals or any other creature.  She just loves them and wants to hold them and love them forever.  The other day she made a comment that she misses Shadow.  I think of all of us, she loved that dog the most.  Remember the squirrels?  Or the Easter baby chicks?  She’s going to be a great mommy one day.



You’d never know it ’cause she is so skinny, but Sadie has a healthy appetite.  There are days she out eats me.  She does very well sticking to her gluten free diet.  We let her cheat now and then, but when we say “no, it has gluten in it” she rarely complains or puts up a fight.  If there is something she wants to eat she will ask if it is gluten-free.

She hasn’t been liking to eat cereal for breakfast lately.  She mostly just wants gluten-free toast or gluten-free pancakes.  McKay, on the other hand, can’t ever get enough cereal.  He is constantly asking for a “cereal snack” and it’s a fight not to let him have it.

One of Sadie’s favorite foods lately…. Cauliflower.  And I love the way she says “Caul – E – flower” (emphasizing the ‘E’).





DSC_1230Here is evidence she is growing up faster than we think.  I picked her up the other day and plopped down in a chair.  I wanted to just hold her close to me like I used to do when she was little.  Instead of coming in close for a good cuddle she looked at me funny, squirmed a little, and asked me what I was doing.  What a contrast from the little baby who wouldn’t let us put her down!  I keep telling her she’s not allowed to grow up.  She just doesn’t seem to be listening.  Nevertheless, I sure love you Sadie, and I’m so glad I get to be your Dad.

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  • February 2, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    Shannon - What sweet thoughts from Ben. You sure do have a perfect little girl. I love the pictures of Sadie too. She sure is growing up!ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 1:57 am

    Natalie - I love this post. I’m going to be honest: it made me tear up a bit. And of course, I adore that Sadie. She really is growing up. She is so sweet. Squeeze her from me.ReplyCancel

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