Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The 4 Year Old...

It happened. Another year has gone by and our one and only little girl turned 4! How can it be so emotional?

It's like she grew up over night.

I have this little buddy now who says things that blows me away. She has ideas I didn't think a four year old could have-she is so smart! Not only is she smart, she is so kind! She has the biggest heart and takes care of her favorite boys-her brothers.  She has started preschool and has blossomed.  It used to be awful to leave her and now she has a few sniffles and goes out to be an independent girl.  Avery started soccer this past weekend, but is begging to dance again.  We as parents feel she should dabble in everything.  I am so proud of this little girl she has become and even more proud of how kind she is to others-but don't worry she can still stand her ground.  Happy 4th birthday to one of a kind.  Avery, I want to remember every second with you!!!  It's so fun to have my little girl!

 Her actual birthday happened to be my open house at school.  That was ALL day.  I got to see them all when they came to visit their classroom.  Since it was going to be a day without her, Mark and I arranged for it to be a very special day.  We made sure to give her present when she woke up (which happened at 6:45-a little pink flutter danced past our room, singing, "it's my birthday!" She was all dressed to start her day)

 The doll house has still been a huge hit!
 Then she got to have pedicures with nanny and lunch with Papa H. at Chucky Cheese!  Not only did she have all of that...Mum drove in to spend the night with us!!!  What lucky kids I have!!!!
 Avery got her own "Ipad" (it's a leap frog) it's a hit from Mum and Papa!  They also got her darling new clothes for the new school year.  Mack loved to help his sis.

 We had a pasta dinner-requested by the birthday girl!

 It was a party-Meme came to dinner and gave Avery a cute frame for her room.
 Then, after dinner, we went outside for another present...

 Since last Labor Day when she stayed with my parents (we were away), she has been begging to a have a big girl bike-pink, with a basket, and a bell.  She was 'kind of" in a bike race.  Well, her dream came true!

Nanny and Papa H. had it outside for her.

 Then it was back inside for cake!  What a busy evening!

These are the pictures sent to me from her adventure during the day:

Avery is one special girl who deserves to be spoiled rotten!!!  Happy Birthday Avery!!!!