And yesterday when she played a new piece on her violin, and when the teacher wrote she read her book beautifully and when she got two prizes last Friday at school and today when she made a forward roll on the beam in gymnastics. I am a very proud mom.
So let me take a moment and talk about Mieke and what she is about.
99 (or less) things about Mieke
Mieke is my firstborn my pride and joy.
When she was born her head was flat and her hip dislocated, but I knew in my heart that she was fine. So imagine my surprise when they sent a counsellor to see me about my baby's 'disability'.
Still, Mieke had to wear double cloth nappies for the first six weeks of her life - at first I was worried about having to wash these until I realized I could put the cloth nappies over the disposable ones.
When she was little she called a sweetie a footie.
She loved her milk when she was a baby and still does.
I breastfed Mieke for 18 months, she could speak sentences at 18 months. These things are unrelated as I'm still breastfeeding Silke at 3 and she is barely speaking sentences.
Mieke loves reading Horrid Henry books and Naughty Fairy books and some Roald Dahl. She reads very well for her age (well as her proud mum I think so).
Mieke is very proud of her South African heritage and tells everyone about it.
Most adults like Mieke as she is very well behaved. She is not always that well behaved at home though...
Since starting Year 3 at Holy Trinity, Mieke does Art, Violin, Hockey, Gymnastics, Kumon and Orchestra - she is very busy but loving it.
Mieke is good at art and very imaginative.
Mieke fights with Silke every day. But she also hugs and kisses Silke every day.
Mieke gets up each morning at 6:30 am to watch tv and sometimes to do her Kumon. She likes to see her dad in the morning before he goes to work and cries if he doesn't wake her up.
Mieke can walk for miles without complaining, wether in London or on holiday in Italy or Switzerland. As long as she gets an ice cream - she loves vanilla ice cream.
BAIE GELUK MET JOU 8STE VERJAARSDAG MIEKE!!!!
Ons is baie lief vir jou - jy is ons almal se NUMBER 1 - Soos Oupa altyd se.