Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So you've heard me blog about Nathaniel a couple of times. (It's true that when one child in the house has special needs the focus tends to shift there more often.) In light of that I am going to devote this entire blog to my other special child - Hannah.

Hannah is entering that mystical pre-adolescent age when everything begins to change. At (almost) 11 she is growing up - not quite full kid - not quite full teen. It's a weird time. She is moody, challenging, wilful, independent, spirited and emotional. (wait a minute I just described her at 2, 5 and 7 as well!!)

She is also a gifted child. She is incredibly bright, has a tremendous talent for singing and acting, loves to read and write and is a very, very, kind-hearted and responsible kid.

Here are some of the things she is busy with right now: Excel program at school (advanced learning for gifted kids), All Star Choir at school, Orchestra at school (she is learning the cello - good choice!) Kids Choir and Kids for Christ Club at church, gymnastics, theater (as often as she can get it) and writing.

Hannah's biggest dream is to be a writer - and she is well on her way. She keeps about 7 journals, has written nearly a half a dozen plays, countless short stories and is working on her second 'novel'. None of these are published of course - unless you count in the school library. And while she is frustrated that kid authors do not get recognized - she has already won two literacy awards at school - way to go kiddo, we love you!!


StefRobrts said...

I had no idea Hannah had such a variety of interests and talents. She is indeed a very special girl! She might be surprised to know one of our friends we camp with plays cello in a folk music group, as well as with a symphony in E. WA, and she frequently brings it to jam around the campfire. Most people don't think of it as a jammin' around the campfire sort of instrument!

Goofy said...

Hannah, darling, I sure enjoy spending time with you! I so loved listening and talking to you while we were painting. You made a dull job enjoyable.

snazzykc said...

And she is incredibly beautiful as well. I look forward to see her and her smile and getting hugs at each Magenta show. Your kids are a tribute to the great parents they have!

dotoner said...

- thanks! That is so sweet - really!

annaliese said...

what a lovely post. and such a lovely daughter :)