Bridget turns 9 in 20 days, so it seems like a good moment to make a Bee List.
+ She loves the Cavs, and especially Matthew Dellavedova.
+ She does not love when people make fun of ancient Egyptian names. Like, she takes it very personally.
+ She is tearing through The Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle.
+ She read the interview in the back of A Wrinkle in Time and was struck by how many times the manuscript was rejected before a publisher picked it up, and grossed out by Madeleine L'Engle's love of Cream of Wheat.
+ She is very committed to gymnastics, and is heartbroken to leave the gym here (aren't we all).
+ She cannot wait to reunite with her friend Cora in Cheyenne. And also her ENT, Dr. Johnson.
+ She is also excited for the chance to be a student in our beloved Mrs. Dixon's classroom next fall.
+ She is interested in politics and this year's election, and does an excellent Donald Trump impression (he is her least favorite famous person).
+ Taylor Swift is still her most favorite famous person.
+ She likes to call her grandparents on the phone and would talk for hours if we (or they) let her.
+ She is chugging along with piano, and starting to lean toward trumpet when asked to choose an instrument at the end of fourth grade next year.
+ Early mornings are not her favorite or best.
+ She talks nonstop. When you have a Nana who was nicknamed "Buzz" growing up, it only makes sense.
+ She is always up for an adventure.
+ She has recently become hooked on Fixer Upper (haven't we all).
+ She does not care to be rushed.
+ She knows how to turn an outfit into a western outfit, and is excited to do so this summer at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
+ She will have the chance to go to the same elementary school for more than one year for the first time soon; when all is said and done with elementary school, she will have attended five (or possibly six) different schools.
+ She said we could pass along her princess sleeping bag to her cousin, though never her collection of dolls.
+ She apparently has read almost every single Goosebumps book R.L. Stine has written, though she refuses to be in the same room (or house) with the one about Slappy. Same with Grace. I don't have the heart to tell them that Grandma has a creepy old Charlie McCarthy dummy in her basement.