Lenore is growing up. Next month she turns 11. She is still into dolls, stuffed animals, real animals, getting dirty outside, and MineCraft. But in addition to the little girl things, she likes hoop earrings, red nail polish, and high heels. She tries to get away with all three of the latter any chance she can get.
The guitar skills are growing by the day, and although she is in 5th grade she has tested into 7th Grade Math and Reading/Comp./LA. (Her spelling and handwriting still suck, though.) HA! Next month she joins the advanced swim team with the teenagers. That will be a serious challenge for her, but she wants to do it.
Luckily Lenore is still a little girl in lots of ways though. In addition to the examples I listed above here are a few more: she still sleeps with a stuffed bunny, still likes to color, and still likes bathroom humor and kid jokes.
I took some random shots of our girl yesterday and had some fun. Of course she will only wear black these days, but I got her to ditch the hoop earrings. Oh how we miss her baby days!