So today I wanted to write a little bit about her, and how she has been doing lately since entering high school.
As many of y'all know she cut off 12 inches of her hair last spring and after much debate as to whether or not she should grow it out she decided on her own motive to keep it short. I personally love her short hair, and true...there are moments when I miss her long hair, but in the end it's her choice, and I am with her all the way with her short hair. She has grown to like her pixie cut, and says that it's easier to maintain. She doesn't have to use a lot of shampoo or hair products, a blow dryer or straightener (not that she even used those gadgets).
I love how unique she is in the way she dresses. She's simple, and doesn't care to be trendy. Sure she likes nice clothes, but it doesn't matter if it comes from a high end store. I appreciate that she's not one who will put us in the poorhouse! When Sierra was visiting over Christmas break she gave her some mascara and even though Lexie won't wear it she'll save it for a special occasion. Most 15 year olds today put too much makeup on, and they don't even need it! I admit when Lexie was younger I'd put a little bit of gloss on her, but now that she's gotten older rejects it, and doesn't care for it. In my eyes she is a natural beauty, and it's nice to see that she carries herself well without feeling the need to look beautiful by wearing makeup, or having to keep her long hair to make her feel beautiful.
I really respect that, and love her even more for who she is. Here are a few photos I captured of her when she came home from school a couple of weeks ago. We were fooling around and since I hadn't taken any recent photos of her lately I randomly took these candid shots of her.
Here she is with her goofiness, and all...
Here's hoping she'll continue to succeed throughout the rest of her high school career, and pursues whatever dreams and goals she has.
I sure am proud to be her mama!