Amanda is a Perfect Square!
Most people would not like being called "square", but not our Amanda! She has been waiting for the day that her age is a perfect square number (you know, 4 - 9 - 16 - 25...) and she made it today. Mom has teased her about being Sweet 16, but the Perfect Square fits her much better! She arranged her candles in a perfect square 4x4 array (to go with the 4x4 Rubik's cube she got from Santa....) and spent the day thinking mathematically about her perfect square age. She's a great kid!
Happy Birthday, Amanda!!!