Last night was my niece Chelsea's high school graduation. She is so special. Let me tell you a little bit about her.
Chelsea is as smart as a whip. By the time she was six months old she was saying 40 words. By the time she was nine months old she had a vocabulary of 100 words. When she was a year old she could speak in sentences, say her ABCs and had a repertoire of songs she had memorized to sing from at any time. Her favorite one to sing was "I Love You Lord". The doctor said she was so verbal because she never slept more than eight hours in any given 24 hour period, so she picked up a lot of language skills.
One of Chelsea's favorite games to play when she was a baby was "Scooby Doo". We would say "Scooby Doo" to her and she would shimmy like Scooby Doo the dog, trying to take off running. Another game was "Bonkerhead". When her Mommy said "Bonkerhead" to her, she would bang her head into her Mom's head. Mostly though, Chelsea didn't like playing with toys, she just wanted to sit with the grownups and talk. She still does this - sits with her friends or with grownups and talks.
Chelsea also liked to spend a lot of time with her little brother Matthew. Her Mommy (Valerie) says she protected him a lot. Now that Chelsea is 18 and Matt is 16, I think he protects her some now!
Chelsea was a really good girl growing up. Her Mommy recalls her being "attached to her hip" for quite a number of years! And she never did anything without asking.
Chelsea has been active in ice-skating, soccer, softball and karate.
Chelsea is beautiful both inside and out. (No, I am not prejudiced, REALLY I am not!) She has a beautiful smile. When she enters a room, she lights it up. She has dark blonde hair and blue eyes.
She is a hard worker. She has held a job at a pizza place for two years.
She is active in her church. She has a good social conscience. She has been doing service projects and mission trips with her church every year.
Her Mommy said I had to put something in here so that we would know that she was a real person (because so far she sounds too perfect) so here goes:
Oh, I just can't do it, sorry Valerie, Chelsea IS perfect. I will just put the thing in about how she makes faces like Oma (her Grandma).
Chelsea, you make the family faces that you inherited from Oma. I think you know what I am talking about, LOL!
Congratulations again and love you Baby Girl. I am so proud of you. Love, Aunt Krissy