She has become a part of our family and even though our daughter has started school full time, we still lean heavily on her to help us when we leave town because we know our daughter will not only be taken care of, but she loves Stephanie!!
Nomination # 2
Carter is the happy, healthy, considerate, smart, hilarious little person that he is today because of Steph. Thanks to Steph putting up with his demands to go through letters and numbers for hours and hours each week, Carter has known the alphabet and numbers for a long time. He’s a physical little person, and his “body learning” has been supported by Steph’s tirelessness and willingness to play with him outside everyday, no matter the weather (sorry, Steph). In addition to regular trips to parks and the Phoenix Zoo, Steph takes him on special trips to Butterfly World and the Idea Museum, too.
Steph also takes Carter to regularly see her sister and niece, Amanda and Emily, and this has been wonderful for him. He adores Emily, who is a bit older than him, and likes to learn from her as they play.
At Steph’s (wonderful) suggestion and offer, this summer Steph will start to take Carter, now that he is 2, to Gymboree. He already is considerate and compassionate towards other children, and this will also expose him to a variety of interactions with other children more regularly.