I cannot believe that 2007 is over. This past year has been a great one for Jazzie and Tahlia.
For starters, Jazzie mastered ALL of her speech sounds. She worked so hard to master the "K" sound and she finally got it at the beginning of the year. Jazzie also discovered a love for gymnastics (and got to add some much needed upper body strenght!) and girlscouts. Jazzie's confidence has grown so much bigger this year, because of the improvement in her speech. She knows now that everyone will understand when she talks and that has really allowed her to come out of her shell more. This past year also marked the beginning of Jazzie reading. She has always been into books. When she was younger, she would sit on the floor, surrounded by books and just look at pictures. Now however, she can actually read these books, mostly all on her own.
Tahlia has grown from a very insecure and timid little girl, to a girl who is willing to take more chances and who feels more confident in the fact that we are her family, forever. Tahlia starting school has been the best thing, since she is much more social now. Instead of hiding behind my leg when we are around people and/or kids, she will now interact with them willingly.
The biggest change for the girls this year however, is that they have grown so much as sisters. They honestly love eachother so much and one is a little lost when the other one is not around. They play so nicely together and I cannot imagine one without the other. Of course they have their moments (they are sisters after all!), but I know that these two girls were supposed to be sisters and I am so glad they have eachother.
I posted individual pictures of the girls yesterday, but I thought it was only fitting to end this post with pictures of the girls together, one from each month: