Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ten on Wednesday: The Birthday Girl.

1. My baby will be F-O-U-R on Sunday, so, love, this Ten is dedicated to you!
2. Four years ago, today (22 April) was her due date. She waited three more days, however, before she began inching her way into this world.
3. 34 hours and a cesarean section later, we had our first child, a beautiful baby girl weighing 9 pounds 5 ounces.
4. For her first birthday party, she gave out Rotavirus as a party favor. To pretty much every guest. Lovely.
5. She has always loved sugar snap peas, red peppers, and plain yogurt.
6. She is an artist. She does some sort of art every single day. She's incredibly creative.
7. She sounds out words and can spell a few, too.
8. She loves books. We generally have 20-30 library books at a time, and I love seeing this pre-reader time when she can sit down with a book, study the pictures, and figure out what the book is about.
9. She picks out her own clothes 99% of the time. Rarely does a day go by that she stays in that same outfit. There is usually some princess outfit at some point in the day.
10. That said, so far she's not really a girly-girl. Today she was out snake-hunting, and in a few weeks we'll be digging for worms. I love that about her.

Here's to four more days of three, babe!


Susie said...

She looks so grown-up here. This is such a fun age, dontcha think?? So much curiosity and still the fun little playfulness of a toddler!

Marie said...

i can't believe how grown up everyone is getting...slooooow doooooown! :)

pakosta said...

4 years old already!
remember when she wasn't even here yet and my ava was almost sad!
ava will be turning 8 in julY!!! time flies!!!
happy bday alla girl!

Megan said...

She is beautiful and very smart. We miss you, Miss Alla. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday Alla!!!

Sara said...

I think we were the only ones that dodged the special party favor that year.

Cathy Bolander said...

What a big girl. Four! Wow. You're growing into a beautiful young lady. Have a wonderful birthday this weekend.

Samantha said...

Happy birthday, Alla! She looks about 12 in that picture!

Katie said...

Alla has always been very creative. I think she's going to be a writer.

Gosh 4 sounds so old to me, but it's an age I'm really looking forward to with Kelsea.

Have a wonderful Birthday Alla. Can't wait to see the party photos!

Tricia..... said...

What a sweet post! You're tagged on my blog!

Amy said...

She's such a special girl and I wish we lived closer to you guys so we could experience her in person, instead of just through the blog! Enjoy your celebration of her this weekend!

Dre said...

don't count on her never becoming a girly-girl. i was the same way as a child. mud pies, bug catching, basketball even. and look how i turned out! giggle. she's gonna be 4! my god the years go by so fast!!!