Hannah Elisabeth, Traditions & Celebrations

4-Years-Old!

4 Years Old

 

Hannah, I thank the Lord everyday for giving you to us!  You are growing up so quickly!  And, I have loved watching you this past year, as you have continued to grow into a helpful, caring, little girl.  I still consider it an amazing privilege to be your mommy.  You know, I always wanted to be a mom, but I had no idea that it could be this much fun!!

 

Always the social butterfly, you still love your friends.  And, although you have quickly made new friends here in Arizona, I love how you still talk about, and miss your friends in California! 

 

You are a great helper, and have made housework so much more enjoyable for me, as you eagerly (and genuinely!) help me out each day.  You have started feeding the kitties – all by yourself, and have even started doing other jobs all on your own, without being asked!  I love how carefully you help me fold the laundry, and how quick you are to put things away where they belong.

 

It has also been so fun to watch you learn as we “do school” together.  I am so glad that I get to be your teacher – and that you love telling people that you are homeschooled when they ask you if you go to school yet! 🙂  Still, I can hardly believe that you are already able to read…and you work so hard…and actually seem to enjoy it!

 

You have become quite the little artist, and love anything requiring crayons, paint, glitter, stickers, or glue!  And, I love all of the pretty pictures that you give me…now if I could only get you to actually mail them to your grandparents like you promised…. 🙂

 

Sure, not everyday is perfect…but, I have to say, I think we somehow missed the whole 3-year-old attitude.  You have so much energy and a consistently joyful attitude.  And, even if I am exhausted at the end of each day, I can’t imagine enjoying anything as much as I love spending each day with you…coloring with you, dancing with you, going to the park, playing dress-up, and Candy Land, and princesses, and fairies…and all sorts of other fun games you come up with!  I keep telling you that I am going to miss my 3-year-old, and I am.  But, I’m also really looking forward to having a…

4-year-old!!

 

Happy Birthday, Hannah!!