Merry is my happy little girl. She is very rarely down. This photo really depicts her character. She is a bouncy, talkative, happy little girl. Usually, when she is this happy, she is singing. She will be eight years old in just a few days. I cannot believe that my firstborn is eight! Where have the years gone? She's getting taller and a little gangly, but she is still one of the tiniest girls in second grade. I'm trying to talk myself into buying her clothes more like her classmates wear. Its hard because she is so small, and I want her to remain innocent and naive, in some ways. I don't want her to grow up too quickly.