Saturday, July 21, 2007
This is Afton Kelly -- who we call #3 because of two reasons: that is her favorite number, and that is her birth order! This picture was taken just a few days ago in our backyard. She bought these sunglasses with her own money :) She is going to soccer camp this week, and I will miss her! She is a big- time soccer player and has been playing since she was 4 years old. Her jersey number has ALWAYS been the number three! Afton used to take ballet, too, and was quite good. But once she got recruited to play on a club soccer team, the time committment was too much and she had to make a choice between ballet and soccer. She picked soccer. I often wonder how far she would have taken ballet and dance...but there is just not enough time or money for both! Anyway, Afton has high aspirations and USC is her college of choice -- so we are hoping she gets a soccer scholarship to help out with that!! Afton is growing up so quickly and it's hard to believe that we only have 6 more years of her living here in our home ( because she's always said she wants to live on campus at her college!!) Time just goes by too quickly lately! My big kids are growing up! This makes me appreciate my little ones all that much more, because now I really know that they grow up too quickly! Afton and I have great talks lately, and I really enjoy that. She said not too long ago that she doesn't think she wants a big family when she grows up-- she said, "I'm thinking maybe 5 or 6 kids" and I said, "That's IS a big family, what are you talking about!" and she rolled her eyes and said, "Oh, five or six isn't that much!" Okay, that comment can only come from a child growing up with seven siblings!!