(Remembering 3 1/2, 3 years, 2 1/2 years, 2 years 18 months, 12 months, 9 months? 6 months? 3 months? Just being born )
My letter to Audra:
Miss Audra Grace, here you are at four. Your golden birthday, four on the forth. And here I go trying to fit your BIG personality into just a few words.
You do everything big. You run fast. You go forever. You love big. You can climb walls, pull yourself wherever you want and never ever tire.
For books, you love reading the same book over and over and over again. Your brother always says what the rest of us are thinking "Not that again!" The older books like "Make Way for Ducklings" are ones that really capture your attention.
You are quite the artist, especially with watercolors. You love a project...sewing, crafty, baking and you thoroughly enjoy the whole process. Somehow you learned not only your letters by recognition, but how to write them on your own.
You dive so deep into your pretend world at times. Lately, you've been playing a lot of caretaker with all of your children. You love dressing them up again and again.
When we can't find you, you're in the garden eating. Green onions, raw greens, herbs and peas. Soon it will be raspberries...and you'll leave none for us.
You can do everything yourself. Everything. At least that is what you say to us all the time.
You love your mama and daddy equally and still have plenty of love to give others. You can hold a conversation on the phone better than any teenager. You have such an amazing love for your brother.
You are a mother hen to all the baby chicks and also spend a lot of time with the 'smaller' animals on our farm. You love all things tiny, the tiny chicks the best.
Your birthday menu per request (which makes me want to cringe!): hotdogs, cheese balls, corn on the cob and cantaloupe. You want to know if you can eat all the hotdogs you want on your birthday (no). Although you have your favorites, you'll eat anything really. Especially meat. You are a carnivore!
Your days are best when you sleep....which is a rarity. We're all hoping this coming year will be the year you turn into a sleeper.
All in all, you are a girl with fierce loves, tons of spunk and the drive to be independent. You can melt our heart and drive us mad in the same 5 minute time period. Life with you certainly is entertaining. Age four is going to be fantastic, I'm sure of it!
I loves you sweet girl,
I asked you a list of questions that I hope to repeat every year. (Find your copy here).Nicknames: Sparkly because I have sparkly eyes. (that's a name she just gave herself that she calls herself)
How old are you? 4 and I love Jesus and I pray to him.
What is your favorite color? All sorts of colors
What is your favorite animal? Baby chicks
What is your favorite book? "Meow" and "I Can Help"
What is your favorite TV show? I don't know. All sorts probably.
What is your favorite movie? All sorts.
What is your favorite song? Cheerios.
What is your favorite snack? Gummies they gave me at church. They are squishy!
What is your favorite outfit? The kitty shirt Paige and Leah gave me.
What is your favorite game? Bowling
What is your favorite toy? My ponies
Who is your best friend? Leah and Paige and Delia and Ella
What is your favorite thing to do? Run around like a crazy girl
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Pick flowers
What is your favorite holiday? Valentine's Day, Halloween and Christmas. Isn't that funny how I love all f it!
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Mama's homemades
Where is your favorite place to go? Beach
What is your favorite restaurant? Pizza hut
Where do you want to go on vacation? Beach or water place
What do you want to be when you grow up? A babysitter
What are you going to do on your birthday? Eat hotdogs and cheese balls and corn on the cob and fruit salad. Plus cake with lots and lots of sprinkles.