MJ celebrated her 17th birthday this past week. This past year has gone by so fast, and I can't believe we only have one more year left until she becomes an adult. Where has the time gone? I have to say, even though 17 has snuck up on us, this girl is mature beyond her years. She works so hard at everything she takes on. We knew Junior year was going to be tough with so many AP classes, but it seems the more challenging things get the more this girl rises to the top. She's always been a good student, but this year her grades are better than ever. Give her a difficult challenge, and this girl will tackle it head-on and give it everything she's got... unless said challenge involves cleaning her room. Still haven't figured that one out.
Unfortunately having a winter birthday means we have a 99% chance of a swim meet on or around her birthday. Wonderkid had her end of season meet on MJ's birthday, so we found some time to sneak away for an Italian dinner while her sister was waiting her turn to swim the 1000.
That evening we came home for some cake, ice cream and presents.
Happy Birthday MJ!