How can you be 4? I say that and yet, it does feel like you've been around forever. I try to remember what I did with my time before you were born, but all I can come up with is sleep and read.
I love to watch you sleep. It reminds of when you slept as a baby. I hope you always look like my baby when you are sleeping.
The first thing I said to you when you opened your eyes was, "Happy birthday!!!" And the funniest look crept onto your face and you exclaimed, "Today is my birthday?!" It was full of innocence and wonder and I could have cried.
I planned a special day for us: just you & me. Daddy was at school and Nana watched Avie. We got our nails done, toes and fingers! It was your first time and everyone commented on how good you were. I thought it was so funny how serious you looked the entire time! The nail technician painted hearts on all of your fingers, which I know you loved, but you still kept that serious look on your face. I just wanted to cry (yes, again) watching you because you appeared older and the things you said just made me realize how much you are growing up.
The evening was spent opening presents. Every time you opened something you said, "This is just what I wanted!!" It was so sweet.
Sister helped with extinguishing the candles. Nana and Daddy kept both of you from catching your hair on fire. Family is so great, huh?
Thankfully you agreed to take a few pictures with me even though all of your gifts were ready & waiting to be played with & fought over. You definitely get your funny-face making skills from me. Just saying.
I had the best day with you. Thank you for showing me what an important job I have as your Mama. Thanks for making me laugh. This is going to be a wonderful year.