Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Total opposites

(hard pressed to find a recent pic of me and Anna)
Anna participated in 4-H Achievement Day today at her school. Her favorite award was a small silver medal for placing first in a demonstration she did with a friend of hers. They presented how to make Mississippi Mud Cake. She didn't think twice about it. She even looked forward to doing it.


Renee's biggest fear: Any type of public speaking. Anything. I've had this fear for as long as I can remember. Anna totally does not understand it.
That's her daddy in her. She's Mark inside and out.

I love it that we're so different in so many ways. She does things that I would never dream of doing. She has no fear when it comes to the things I fear the most. She also makes me prouder than I ever thought possible. She's my girl, my polar opposite, but mine all the way.

25 comments:

Lala's world said...

congrats to Anna for coming first place that is pretty awesome!!!

Kristy said...

Isn't great that we can celebrate the differences in our children as much as the similarities.My girls have achieved so much more than me in so many ways:)

martie said...

It's wonderful to see our children and grandchildren succeed in something we would fail miserably at.

Hooray for Anna!

mothergoosemouse said...

Congrats to Anna! I love observing the similarities and differences between children and their parents.

naive-no-more said...

My Emily is like your Anna and totally opposite of me in that realm. I have a very real fear of speaking in public, but my daughter can get up in front of a crowd and do what she needs to. My eldest son too. I try to remember if I had this fear at their ages or if it's something I acquired as I got older. I think I was always afraid.

s'mee said...

I am new and enjoying looking through your posts. Thanks LDS chicks.

I will be visiting often!

Mary Tsao said...

Any girl who can make Mississippi Mud Cake is a friend of mine!

Anna sounds amazing; you must be so proud.

kendra said...

Yeah Anna!! I think I need that recipe:) I hate talking in public too. Isn't it funny how our kids can be so unlike Mommy??

Petite Mom Blogger said...

I just came across your blog.
I just wanted to say congrats to your daughter! My son and I are alike in so many ways yet different in so many ways! It's so wonderful!

Jamie said...

I think it's awesome that Anna excels at public speaking. That's one of my big fears, too. I can't wait to watch my girls grow and develop their unique talents! I'm hoping one of them will "love" to cook...ha! ;)

Erin said...

Congrats to your girl!

Carrie Guevara said...

4-H is so cool - not only does she get a medal but there's a tasty treat to be enjoyed at the end. ;) Congrats to her! Great pic too - ya'll are both lovely mirrors of the other. :)

Greta said...

good for her....i am so proud of her as well...she's such a little cutie...mississippi mud cake huh? hmmmm.....

Anne said...

yay! congratulations! I like to think that I can prevent my own fears from being passed on to my girls. We'll see about that.

holli said...

Alright on the award - and alright to you mom, for not passing on that fear. I can TOTALLY identify with you, as that is one of my worst fears. I think that's why I enjoy blogging so much. It's the only way I can speak to people en masse. I get literally SICK in front of a crowd and come across like a jackass. I would hate to pass that on to Faith.

Beth said...

I am not big on public speaking either so I can relate. It is nice the she isn't scared of that. Congrats on her first place medal for the demonstration. That is really neat. I remember when I was her age..it was so fun to win medals and ribbons!!!

chesneygirl said...

Once again, we are the same here too! Public speaking is one of my biggest fears. Matter of fact I did JUST enough to pass my speech class in high school and college...meaning a mark of a 'D'.
Sad, I know but I was terrified of it!!!

mommy on the verge said...

fabulous! That is wonderful. Happy Mothers Day to you and your family. Saw your trading card...sweet!

trinaleah said...

My boys are in 4H too! Good for her for making that cake and winning first! I am proud of her!

I think that its beautiful that you see how different she is and you relish it. I feel the same way about my boys and our differences. There are things in each one of them that I wish I had in me, but dont.

The hard pressed to find a recent pic of you with your daughter, made me think, yeah that would be me. I am the picture taker, so it's tough to find ones of me with them. We need to make sure, we as Mamas are in more!!

Cindy N. said...

Happy Mother's Day, my friend. You deserve it to be sure.

Lammy said...

Happy Mother's Day! (your home is beautiful)

momyblogR said...

It's funny how they come from our bodies but are so totally different. Amazing!

Happy Mother's Day.

Ex-playgroup mommy said...

Yea Anna! Happy Mother's Day Renee!!

Lisa M. said...

My daughter and I are polar opposites too. She turned 15 on Saturday. Oh how the years go by in a blink.

I often wonder where she gets her tenacity from.

I love being a Mother.!

DebbieDoesLife said...

your differences will always be what you will admire in each other AND drive you crazy about each other. I know, because my mom and I are the same way.