I was so proud of Taylor that day. So much so that I made my mother buy flowers and bring them to the ceremony in addition to the massive arrangement I had already purchased.
"Dan-eeellllleee, no one else is bringing flowers, we are going to look so silly!", my mom said. To which I replied, "I don't care. She is my niece and if I want to spoil her, I will do so".
Ok, so my mom was right. We were the only people there who brought flowers to the ceremony, or swearing in as I like to see it. But, whatever. Taylor loved them and was happy.
So, apparently my gifted niece earned ALL her patches and she was the ONLY one who got to have TWO parts in the performance portion of the ceremony. Yes, that is right. She rocks and everyone else is jealous of her. I feel it is my genes that are contributing to her beauty, grace, ability to read, write and stand upright, but I guess her parents feel all entitled and like it has something to do with them.
After the swearing in (yes, I still call it that), Taylor was told that in order to have her Daisy Girl pin turned upright on her sweet blue vest, she needed to perform 3 good deeds. Oh you so know my sweet baby was the first in that group to perform all 3. Do you want to know why? Because she is a smart little cookie. There were 3 of us with her that day: Mommy, Grandma and me, Aunt Nellie. Once we got through the refreshment line and finished our punch, Taylor offered to throw away our cups. Oh, but she is a genius. She took each cup one at a time to the trash can instead of all at once like all the other non-thinking Daisies and achieved her 3 good deeds right then and there!!! She was the first to have her pin turned right side up. I'm so proud.
Here are some pics of my sweet baby girl, for your viewing pleasure:
Taylor smiling and looking gorgeous right before the ceremony:
Taylor singing the "Daisy" anthem:
Taylor in one of two parts she played, the stem and the petal (seen here):
Taylor being "sworn in":
Thanks for reading!! Fattycake updates and the birth of my new nephew, Brandon, aka "Chicken Thigh" coming soon.