On Monday, my oldest daughter turned 4. Where has the time gone? This is Bug when she was just minutes old, greeting the world with a wave. So much has changed, and yet so much is the same.
But she doesn’t really have time for boring things like cuddles. She is very content to play with her toys, and keep tabs on everyone in our home.
She is always smiling, and brings so much joy into our lives.
She has a serious side, too. At times she seems much older than she actually is, and we have to remind ourselves that she is still a child.
And, she keeps us laughing all the time. From the funny things she does:
To her hilarious facial expressions:
We never know what is going to happen next.
Bug loves to swing more than any child I have ever known.
She loves to play in the water.
and to blow bubbles.
She loves to read
and to listen, sing, and dance to music.
She loves shoes.
She loves to eat apples
and to go to school.
She’s a great helper in the kitchen.
She insists on a front row seat at church.
The “Clifford Park” is her very favorite.
Vacation Bible School is the best part of summer!
But nothing in the whole world is better than being a Big Sister.
The two girls are best friends.
They take care of each other.
Few things make a day better than a lollipop.
Drawing is one of Bug’s favorite pastimes.
She loves to play pretend and dress up in costumes.
She is very creative with Play-Doh.
Mommy’s makeup is always a big temptation…
but even when she’s in trouble, Bug is still Mommy’s little angel.