Our dear Emma is now nearly 11 years old (as of February) her interests haven't changed much this year, she still loves art and was able to take two oil painting classes this summer which she thoroughly enjoyed! She also tried her hand at an acrylic paint project. Drawing would come second on her list of favorite things to do after painting. She took an 8 week class on Van Gogh at the local art studio and will take another 8 weeks beginning this January called "Drawing with the Masters," thanks to a Christmas gift from her Meme & Grandpa.
In the school realm she enjoys any subjects that we can incorporate art into! Science & History for instance can be made more interesting like when she took a class about Lewis and Clark this year she was encouraged to study about and draw different plants and wildlife, that made both of those subjects more appealing. She's also really looking forward to taking a baton class at Westmoreland Enrichment Classes, this will be something totally different to try.
Emma's favorite things on our trip to Florida this year were: Going to Downtown Disney (shopping) and riding Dueling Dragons at Universal Studios (2 side by side coasters).
She will be in Kara's wedding with cousin Lydia as a Junior Bridesmaid and is very much looking forward to that event. The other thing she is hoping will come quickly is a trip we are planning on to Tennessee with our friends the Balegas. We are renting a cabin in the Smoky Mountains together and will go to a conference for 3 days, and then spend a day at "Dollywood", and the rest of the week will be spent hiking, touring, and various other adventures.