You are FOUR!
God has entrusted you to my care for four YEARS. Most days I still cant believe it. Every day I get to spend with you I thank God over and over for blessing me with a daughter as beautiful as you. I am blown away by the things you are learning, how much you are growing, your independence, your sense of humor, and how deeply you love. Yes, 4 is a challenging age and you challenge and test me and your dad in more ways than you will ever know but we wouldn’t change a thing!
At four years old you are:
-32 pounds, size 4T and 10-11 shoes
-done with your first time in preschool for the summer. You really loved preschool and all your friends you made, especially your teacher Ms. Anne.
-doing so well at recognizing all of the letters of the alphabet and writing a bunch of them
-able to trace and almost write your name
-watching Doc McStuffins, Calliou, Sofia the First and Disney princess movies. You seem to have outgrown Mickey’s Clubhouse which is another sign you are growing up but every once in a while I can sneak it in!
-a terrible eater, you rarely eat anything we make for you and we struggle constantly to get you to eat. Our go-to foods right now are fish sticks, strawberries, blueberries, waffles, yogurt and applesauce.
-have a major sweet tooth. Major. You wake up and ask for donuts and cake. You would live on sweets if we let you!
-for the most part get along well with your sister, you have this huge loving side to you that will randomly hug Gianna or help her with whatever it is that she is doing. Most of the time you play really well together and you love that she can actually play with you now. You are a tad bossy but she doesnt seem to mind
-you ask about your grampy all the time and if we can go to heaven to see him
-still love to swim and are taking swim lessons now although you really really dislike them
-love to sing songs. Your favorites right now are ‘Jesus Loves Me,’ ‘Wheels On The Bus,’ and ‘Capri’ by Colbie Caillat
-LOVE to swim, you are a little fish and would swim all day every day if you could
-Love helping mommy and daddy with things around the house, cleaning, cooking, etc.
-really enjoy going to church and being in the kids ministry, you seem to always make a new friend when you go
-are completely finished with naps, as in like at least a year ago. You enjoy quiet time or watching a movie but naps are non-existant. Bedtime is around 7:30 and you are really good at going to sleep in your bed for the most part, but do sneak into our room around 4am to snuggle for a few hours. Some nights our bed gets pretty tight but I wouldnt trade that time with you for anything in the world because I know all too well that it will soon be gone
-a little on the whiney side. You have learned that whining gets you attention whether it be negative or positive and it drives us crazy. Our new method is pretending like we cant hear you until you can talk in a big girl voice
-decided the week of your 4th birthday you no longer need a pull up or diaper at night which just about broke my heart. Made me realize just how big and independent you are really getting :(
-are asking a lot of questions about Jesus, church, and the bible and enjoy reading bible stories before bed. Your favorite thing to pray for right now is for Santa to come, hah!
-are so incredibly loving and sweet and we couldn’t ask for anything more!
I love you so much Olivia and cant wait to continue to watch you grow!
I love you to the moon and back,