The girl who suffers no fools

by julie on January 24, 2013

Her nickname may be Mousie, but it’s far from an accurate descriptor of her.

cj is 8

Don’t let her size fool you. This girl is strong in body and strong in mind.

hanging lake

She gives attitude freely.


She also gives boundless affection.

loving ollie

She takes the lead.

piggie pie class play

She’s intimidated by no challenge and no person.

swimming 100 fly

She creates.

baking soda volcano

She has goals.

professional gymnast

Really big goals.

gold medal

She performs.

first piano recital

She pushes boundaries.

mount evans

She does her own thing.


Happy birthday, dear CJ. May you always have such an unshakeable sense of self, a clear vision of what you want, and the courage to go after it. I love you more than you can know.

Kristen - Motherhood Uncensored January 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

What an awesome kid. Happy Birthday CJ!

Father Muskrat January 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

children are cool. well, ours are anyway.

alimartell January 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

What’s that you say…something about apples and falling not far from trees??
She’s lovely. Happy birthday to her!

cathy January 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

Love that girl! What perfect photos. Happy belated!!

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