Saturday, July 26, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday, Lakin!

Four years ago this little one made me a mother.  She exploded onto the scene, much like she does each morning.  Her fast and surprising birth were only the first indicators that we had a little firecracker on our hands.

Lakin, you have grown up so much this last year.  You are continuing to become more and more independent and I am floundering, realizing that there's probably many things you're ready to do and try, and I have continued to view you as my baby.  I love seeing you figure things out for yourself and watching you attempt new feats.  You amaze me with your tenacity and your curiosity.  I am trying to hold loosely to your baby years and embrace the growing girl before me.  

You are still silly as ever and love a good joke.  Right now you think potty humor is hilarious.  Your brother thinks it's pretty funny too.  Your mother, less so.  I really enjoy watching you try to make Bennett laugh.  It's one of the many ways you care for him.

Speaking of Bennett, you two are becoming little buddies.  You still have your fair share of fighting and sibling squabbles but you look out for him and make sure he has someone to play with.  You often point out things like trucks and trains that you know will make him excited and you consider his needs in a way I feared you never would.   Because, let's be honest, you were not super pumped to have a brother in the beginning... but God works those things out and you and Bennett are truly becoming friends.

This last year you loved preschool at Kingdom Kids and your teachers and classmates.  You had a blast every Monday morning with your preschool play group and loved spending time each Tuesday and Thursday with Miss Cathy.  We just joined the Rochester Athletic Club and you get excited to spend time in their Club Kids and visit the pool.   You are happiest on the go, doing and exploring.  We rarely spend a whole day at home anymore.

A Quick Birthday Interview...

How old are you?
What's your favorite thing to do? 
Do everything!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What's your favorite food?
Who do you like to spend time with?
Every kid I know.
What do you do really well?
What makes you laugh?
What's the best time of the day?
My birthday.
What are you afraid of?
Nothing. Just spiders and ladybugs.
Who is your best friend?
Every kid I know.
What do you like to do with your family?
Just play on my own, by myself, in my room.
What's your favorite book?
Elephant and Piggie books.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
Ice skates.

A small disclaimer: She was really uninterested in answering these questions.  Breakfast was on her mind.  So take these answers with a grain of salt...

Happy fourth birthday to our spunky little lady.  Lakin, we love you!

1 comment:

  1. wow! Happy Birthday Lakin! What beautiful pictures! Hope her day is joyous!