August was a big month for Hannah. She turned 13, had her braces removed, and started 8th grade. She is a crazy reader. We cannot seem to keep up on going to the library to satiate her hunger for books. She is also making a lot of progress in ballet. This year she will be in the Arabian dance as well as a soldier in the Nutcracker. She takes her ballet very seriously. I think she is also getting to the point that she enjoys playing the guitar and piano. There are times where she will sit down and play for fun without me compelling her to practice. She prefers to play classical guitar, but she has such a pretty voice that I make her learn to play and sing a new pop song regularly. Right now she is playing “Eet,” by Regina Spektor-one of our favorite artists.