( Here's 4 , 3 1/2, 3 years, 2 1/2 years, 2 years 18 months, 12 months, 9 months? 6 months? 3 months? Just being born )
What you really want to be is a teenager, so at least 4 1/2 is closer. You frequently ask us "Does this make me look like a teenager?" You want up shoes (heels), colored hair, painted nails, pierced ears and teeth jewelry (braces). I'm totally not used to this girly girl thing, but you're teaching me! Right now my nails are painted...by you....and they haven't been painted in 18 years!
You are always on the move. Always. You keep us on our toes. You hardly walk. Running is your speed. Or doing cartwheels. Or jumping. Or swinging. I wish I had a fraction of your energy!
You biggest loves are your animals. You tote Hop and our cats around like they are stuffed animals. You painted our dogs' toenails. You are the chicken and goat whisperer. You hardly have a need for stuffed animal toys as you more frequently play with the real versions.
You have a loving heart, make up worship songs and pray for people regularly. You would give anything you own (except your animals) to anyone. You'd even give your last bite of your favorite food. You promise to share with your little sister when she arrives and I have no doubt you will.
You are such a fine painter! Tiny details. You can work scissors like a grown up. Your writing is so very tiny. Art projects hold your attention for quite some time. Especially if sparkles are involved.
While you are very active, you will always sit for a book. You drive your brother crazy by picking the same ones again and again. I read "Baby Dear" to you four times in a row yesterday. You've listened to the audio of Charlotte's Web 3x. Mercy Watson is also a fave. And Ramona. You are our Ramona Quimby!
Every single day of the week, you'd eat scrambled eggs...many of them. With bacon, preferably. Plus you love cheeseballs, circle cheese and fruit. Plus pancakes. Such a breakfast girl. And chocolate anything.
The biggest accomplishment in the last 6 months is you sometimes FINALLY sleep through the night. We have waited a long time for that! (Although you were up 3x last night...so a bit more consistency would be good!)
Miss Audra, you bring such spunk into our lives! You are the most entertaining little girl out there and I absolutely love your hugs and your snuggles. Four and a HALF is one step closer to being a teenager, but I'm thankful you will be four for 6 more months. Four is a good age and we love you!
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? 14, a teenager
What is your favorite color? Sparkles and hearts and all the colors
What is your favorite animal? All the tiny ones
What is your favorite book? Shoe-La-La, Charlotte's Web
What is your favorite TV show? Charlotte's Web
What is your favorite movie? Same
What is your favorite song? I like to make up songs.
What is your favorite snack? CHeese and crackers and peanutbutter and crackers
What is your favorite outfit? Things to make me look like a teenager.
What is your favorite game? Hurry Hurry Farmer
What is your favorite toy? Necklaces and nail polish
Who is your best friend? Leah and Paige and the girls at SEEK
What is your favorite thing to do? Reading and bake
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Hold chickens
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and Halloween because they both bring candy.
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Stuffies
Where is your favorite place to go? TO see chickens
What is your favorite restaurant? Pizza hut
Where do you want to go on vacation? New York to the camp
What do you want to be when you grow up? Work with animals.
What are you going to do on your birthday? Eat cake and open presents.