Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday Brenna

Dear Brenna,
Your much anticipated birthday has come and gone and now you are FOUR! In the past year you have changed and grown up so much! You live life on full-charge and are discovering your personality, strengths, and struggles. In the past year you have: started preschool, had your first 2 dentist appointments, given up your pacis, played 2 soccer seasons and 1 basketball season, taken swim lessons, gone to your first plays and a ballet, gone to a toddler and eventually a twin size bed, become excellent at praying, learned to spell your name, and started trying to add numbers.

Your relationship with Davin is evolving - you guys are becoming good friends and can play (and unfortunately fight) together. You definitely love him like crazy, even though you do like to boss him around. You also love when you get to hang out with Brady and Jayla - you guys have so much fun together! Through preschool you have made some great new friends and that is helping your shyness.

You are a picky eater these days - you love junk and sugar, but I'm mean and make you eat lots of veggies and protein, too. You love all fruits, deli meat, provolone cheese, pasta, yogurt, applesauce, broccoli, green beans, raw carrots, bread, and chicken noodle soup. You prefer juice or water over milk. And you love the treat of Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms for breakfast. You are about 39 1/2 inches tall and 35 1/2 pounds. You need mostly size 4 clothes for length. You got a stylish new short haircut a few weeks ago and it makes you look so grown up!

You are stubborn as a mile. Bedtime is so hard because you try to get us to procrastinate with you. You prefer Daddy to put you to bed because you know he's an easier sell. You sleep from about 9-7 most nights and still nap from about 2-3:30 or 4.

You love playing outside and are less dramatic when you get to. If we are stuck inside, you like for me to read to you, work puzzles, play with your babydolls, color/paint/draw, play with playdoh, and watch a little PBS Kids or Disney Junior. You are obsessed with the Peter Pan, Monsters Inc, and monsters University movies. You like watching live performances and are well behaved when we go. You enjoy playing hide-and-seek, Don't Break the Ice, Candyland, and having races.

You make us laugh constantly (I need to write a whole other post about the funny things you say). You put on a red blazer that used to be Daddy's and act like a preacher. You love boy things - superheroes, soccer shorts and tshirts, Ninja (ninjen as you say) Turtles and tractors. You want to change into your comfy clothes the minute we walk in the house.

You are a huge blessing. You are smart, funny, joyful, wild, and beautiful. I never imagined I could love somebody as much as I adore you.

I love you, Sprout!
Love, Mommy

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