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Thank heaven, Cyan is seven!

I’m a week late with this post, but that’s okay.  Cyan is still seven.  Seven!  And what a girl!

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For her birthday, I got her a new suitcase.  Her old suitcase was falling apart.  We are a bit bummed to get rid of it because she does the cutest thing with it.  She puts stickers on it.  I don’t know why she ever started it, but it reminds me of an old traveling trunk with stickers of all of the places it’s been.  The only things she asked for were a yoga ball and a Donald Trump pinata.

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She likes to dress up her stuffed animals with items she finds around the house.

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At the beginning of the year, Cyan’s teacher noticed that she was having trouble getting down to and up from the floor.  We’re not sure if it’s related to her Grave’s, but she’s seeing a pediatric neurologist and has some muscle loss.  More to come on that, but for now, she’s good.

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Her teacher also recommended that Cyan take a gifted program assessment.  She excelled on the verbal and creative portions and will be joining the gifted program at her school next year.

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As I imagine many kids are, she’s addicted to Netflix and her iPad.

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She’s an inch shy of four feet and has two loose front teeth.  One is so loose I have no idea what force of the universe is keeping it in there and I can’t convince her to pull it.  We’ll wait.

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At school this year, Cyan participated in three after school programs.  Board games in the fall and Zumba and arts and crafts in the spring.  Her friends are Veronica, Chen Chen, Trystina and Felicity whose name Cyan pronounced as Felixity until just a couple weeks ago.

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She says she has sensitive skin.  She’s not a fan of jeans.  I usually have to talk her into breaking in new shoes.  Comfy is a priority.

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She wants to be a dog trainer when she grows up.

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Cyan’s little personality is getting bolder as she gets older.  She is funny, occasionally sassy, and steadfast.  She’s my hero.

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Concerts

Everyone is posting on Facebook about artists they’ve seen in concert.  In most cases it is nine truths and one lie.  I tried to write my list a couple times and realized I could write a few lists with as many shows as we go to.  So I drudged through my old blog (going back to the MySpace days) and found the list I had made about ten years ago.

I don’t keep as accurate of records as say Allan (he has a spreadsheet), but this is a pretty good list.  The asterisk indicates I’ve seen the artist or group more than one time.

311
3 Doors Down
30 Seconds to Mars
Aaron Tippin
Alan Jackson*
Alanis Morrisette
Alice in Chains
All American Rejects
Akon
Amy Dalley
Audioslave
Augustana
Awolnation
Bad Religion
Backstreet Boys*
Barenaked Ladies
Bell Biv DeVoe
Better Than Ezra
Blackhawk
Blake Shelton
Blaque
Blink 182*
Bloc Party
Boyz II Men*
Britney Spears
Brooks & Dunn
Bruno Mars
Cage The Elephant
Cake
Carolina Liar
Celine Dion
Chely Wright
Cher*
Chicago
Chris Isaak
Clay Walker
Clint Black
Coheed and Cambria*
Colbie Callait
Coldplay
Collective Soul
Collin Raye
Coolio
Counting Crows*
Cyndi Lauper*
Cyndi Thompson
Dashboard Confessional
Daughtry
Dave Matthews Band*
Delinquent Habits
Destiny’s Child
Diamond Rio*
Dredg
Earth, Wind & Fire
Elton John*
Eve 6
Everclear
Fall Out Boy*
Foo Fighters
Frankie Valli
Fuel
Garth Brooks*
Gary Allan
Gavin Degraw
George Strait*
Gin Blossoms
Goldfinger
Goo Goo Dolls*
Gravity Kills
Green Day*
Gwen Stefani
Gym Class Heroes
Huey Lewis*
Ice Cube
Incubus*
J. Cole
James Blunt
Jim Ward
Jo Dee Messina
John Mayer
John Michael Montgomery
Kanye West
Keith Urban
Kelly Clarkson
Kenny Chesney
Kid Rock
Kings of Leon
Korn*
Lady Gaga
LeAnn Womack
LFO
Limp Bizkit
Linda Ronstadt
Linkin Park
Little Texas
Live
Lorrie Morgan*
Luke Bryan
Lupe Fiasco
Madonna
Marilyn Manson
Maroon 5*
Matchbox 20
Matisyahu
Metallica
Modest Mouse*
Moby
My Chemical Romance
Nasty Boy Klick
Natasha Beddingfield
Neal McCoy*
Nelly Furtado
Neon Trees
New Edition
Nine Inch Nails*
NKOTB*
No Doubt*
One republic
Outkast
Ozomatli
Paramore
Paul Oakenfold
Peaches & Herb
Pennywise
Phunk Junkees
Plain White T’s
Quens of the Stone Age
Radiohead
Reba McEntire*
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Restless Heart
Rhianna
Rick Trevino
Roger Waters
Salt N Pepa
Sammy Kershaw
Sara Evans
Sarah McLachlan*
Sawyer Brown
Seven Mary Three
Shakira
Sheryl Crow
The Shins
Shiny Toy Guns
Smashmouth
Smile Empty Soul
Snoop Dogg

Sparta*

Spice Girls
Spin Doctors
Staind
Stevie Nicks
Stone Sour
Sublime with Rome
Sugarland
Sugar Ray*
System of a Down*
The Band Perry
The Fray
The Fugees
The Nixons
The Beach Boys
The Killers
The Mars Volta
The Offspring
The Script
The Wallflowers
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Third Eye Blind*
Tim McGraw*
Toby Keith
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tool
Trace Adkins
Tracy Bonham
Tracy Byrd
Tracy Lawrence*
Train
Travis Tritt
Trisha Yearwood*
U2
Uncle Kracker
Vanilla Ice
Wade Hayes
Weezer
Wilson Phillips
Wiz Kahlifa
Wyclef Jean
Young MC
Young the Giant*