03 August 2013

Neither a Baby nor a Toddler, but a Great Big 4 Year old!

4 Years Old?!
I haven't a clue how she got so old so fast, but somehow she has managed to go from a 8lb 8oz newborn to a 43lb little girl who sings, dances, twirls, and so, so much more!
For the past year, Annalyse has been saying she wanted a Princess themed party, but a few weeks ago she said she only wanted a Snow White. I'm telling you, it was pretty easy! Blue, Yellow, and Red decorations and cupcake icing, add a crown and you're good to go. We invited grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  After Singing, Cake/Ice Cream, and presents, we loaded up the vans and headed to our favorite park and splash pad and played and played. Since we've had such cool weather, there weren't many people there so even the 'big kids' played in the water...personally I think the boys had more fun than the kids did. While Luna didn't care much for the splash pad, she really like the small playground and the tube. Kirsten and Annalyse had fun helping the boys get each other nearly soaked.
The Big Girl and her Cupcakes

Aunt Tonya, Kirsten, and the Birthday Girl

This year she had a lot of surprises to open and she loved every minute of it. Thanks to everyone!

Catching water in the buckets...Luna wasn't a fan
Jared, Melody, and Cindy

Luna and Aunt B-Jo playing on the little playground...so much more fun than the water
She LOVED crawling through the tube
Kirsten & Tom chasing Jared to soak him!
Ryan took an awesome action shot!

Jared was probably on the receiving end of these water buckets more than anyone else!
I don't think he minded too much!

Finally the girls getting each other!

Tom and Yasumi tried so hard to get Luna to play in the water

What does a 4 year old LOVE more than anything in the world??
Anything Princess...she also still loves her Lorax
Purple is her absolute favorite color
Breakfast: Lucky Charms (thanks to those pesky commercials) or yogurt
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Dinner: Mac and Cheese
Ice Cream: Vanilla or Rainbow (which at TCBY is actually vanilla flavored)
Restaurant: Bob Evans
Activity: Bowling, playing dress up, and going to the Zoo
Primary Song: I Love to See the Temple or I Am a Child of God
Animal: Lions and Tigers
 Place: Ma and Pa's farm
She loves to travel, receive mail, play with her cousins, and Swim or play in the water.
She's most excited to become a big sister and start preschool this fall.
Major Events this past year:
at the age of 3 she traveled to Reno, California, Mississippi, and Washington D.C. She was able to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean in less than an year
She 'graduated' from nursery to Primary and became a Sunbeam
She was moved out of a toddler bed and into a twin bed
She, occasionally, takes Millie out by herself and feeds Millie breakfast each morning
I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous day! And, yes, where has the time gone? The bug is such a grown up little girl now! We love her with all our hearts. Thanks for a wonderful party and memory making day!