My, my how the time has flown! FOUR! I spent four years in high school. I spent four years in college. But neither of those compare to how quickly the last four years have flown with our first born. I know I say this every year, but it’s true. Time does go by so much quicker with children and you have to do everything you can to soak it all in and make the most of it.
I told her that we would do whatever she wanted to do on her birthday. I made it a point to be extra patient – she has been testing her limits lately and has been getting in trouble more than usual. But on her birthday I wanted her to have a good day so we talked about it that morning and she did very well most of the day. I’ve heard people say that 4 is the best age and that “they wake up 4” meaning they just all of a sudden act better. In a way I hope this is true.
The night before her birthday, after she went to bed, I made streamer garland to hang in her door way that she could run through when she got up in the morning. I had some extra streamers so I also hung some from the ceiling. Audrey was actually the first to notice them. She said “wow! cool!”
|Raley at 2, 3, and 4 years old|
|This was the first year baby sister got to join in on the birthday fun. I am so glad to celebrate as a family.|
We let her walk around the fountain for a few minutes. She was so cute holding David’s hand walking on the edge. She told him “This is the best day ever!”
|The cake was adorable and I forgot to get a picture before cutting it!|
|Audrey was excited for some cake too!|
|Just for fun – each year since her Birth Day! What a fun past 4 years!|