Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Ava!

Today my baby girl turned 4.

I can hardly believe it. How did this happen? How did this sweet baby girl...


Turn into this beautiful 4-year old girl?



We are so blessed to have Ava in our lives. What would life even look like without her? I can assure you that it would not be as exciting! My girl feels everything BIG. When she is happy, her joy is absolutely contagious. It's hard not to smile when you hear her infectious giggle. And when she is upset, everyone in the neighborhood knows it! She makes us work hard in our roles as parents. We love her more than words can describe. She lights up our lives.


Some things about my big 4-year-old:


She likes to do everything herself, and can do most everything she tries.
She finds it quite upsetting on the rare occasions that she can't do something the first time she tries it.
She is an amazing gymnast and loves her classes at Fliptastic.
She loves to draw and makes many pictures each afternoon.
She likes to make her own lunches (peanut butter and jelly rollups or turkey sandwiches are her favorite).
She plays independantly while Drew is at school.
She loves to learn. She watches while Drew does his homework and has taught herself how to read, write, spell and do some math. She is going to be a great student.
She is full of energy.
She readily shares with her friends. Has a bit more trouble sharing with her brother.
She is quick to apologize after a time-out and when I say that I forgive her, she forgives me too.
She enjoys Awana and easily memorizes her weekly Bible verses.
She loves the outdoors and loves looking for ladybugs, worms, or catepillars.
This is balanced out by her love of anything princess.
She is a great hula hooper.

4 comments:

The Portas said...

Happy birthday, Ava!! This was such a fun post to read. She certainly sounds like a very special little girl. xo

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

she is beautiful! happy birthday ava!
still checking in on you guys, and thinking about you often. i will never forget the support and love that you gave me!
xoxo,
victoria

Kate said...

i love the first pic. she was the teensiest little burrito, i remember i was so nervous to hold her and dan felt like he was going to break her legs!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ava! She is so beautiful!!! Both of your kids are :-)

Love,

Jen Hodder