Yes...we are a bit late but...
Moving in middle school is hard. It's harder to make friends for so many reasons but one factor is this is the age when kids become involved in so many different activities; activities that are probably not affiliated with school. In Isabella's case, she has chosen swimming and the classmates she would like to get to know better play basketball and soccer.
Since Isabella's birthday is Christmas Eve she never gets to celebrate with her friends. Typically we celebrate after the fact so we have something to look forward to in the dreary months of winter. This time we used the premise of celebrating her birthday to help facilitate having her spend some time with a few girls she enjoys in school. The gathering was a no-gift affair and we topped the evening off by stopping for ice-cream on the way home.
Some of the best things in life are worth waiting for.
I think Isabella will agree.
|Before they started climbing|
|A capture of them all mid-climb.|
|Giving her friend a little lift.|
|All tired out.|
|Several tired, sore, yet happy girls.|