This little one turned four yesterday. The night before her birthday she was so excited she couldn’t sleep. She’s been looking forward to turning four for a long time now. I’m not sure the rest of us have, she was a fantastic three-year old.
Stu and I left her birthday presents at her seat at the table, and she bounced with joy when she saw them. So excited to open them that she let her sister help her. Merc and a “Miles from Tomorrowland” shirt made her face nearly split with happy smiles. Sleeping Beauty Legos/Duplos and a Frozen dress-up trunk rounded out the awesome presents.
I think the past few days have kept her riding a happy feeling. Saturday was visitsing the Easter Bunny and getting a balloon and chocolate eggs. She was so brave, after a failed (wouldn’t go up at all) and a supported (with me between her and the bunny) attempt to visit the bunny. Afterward, she was so proud of herself, telling me that she’d never not get a picture taken with a giant, imaginary and costumed thing (my words, not hers).
Then we went to a friends birthday party. She had a blast. That is, up till the moment that everyone sang Happy Birthday to the friend and not her. It was momentary, she was easily persuaded to be happy again. The balloons and cake helped.
Today we brought blueberry muffins in for her class as a special (sort of healthy) snack. Her teacher gave her a special crown, and she was the birthday line leader. Then there was “chicken on the bone” from the orange store (Popeye’s) for dinner, followed by birthday cupcakes.
She’s becoming such a remarkable little lady. Still very into snuggles and kisses. Daily. Smart, and quick to learn, but quicker to laugh, a deep and hearty laugh. She still says jamamas, but can write her name. Her “s” is a bit snake like, and I hope that doesn’t go away soon. She will tell us when she’s tired, and is a dream to put to bed. She still has her Billy Idol mouth when she cries, but the tears never last too long. A grudge she can hold a bit longer, maybe half a day, but when she’s over it, she’s over it and wants to kiss and make up. She is a total sweetheart. I’m enjoying spending so much time with her. I regret that I didn’t get to do this with Teagan, though by this age, she was already a big sister.
I’m looking forward to seeing her grow up, though I know I’ll miss my little baby. I hope she’ll keep snuggling.
Pictures, because I can’t help myself.