You turned FOUR over the weekend! I can hardly believe it. The saying “the days are long but the years are short” has never seemed more true. I guess I don’t always see how much you’ve grown because we’re together each and every day, but when I look back at your old Month by Month posts, it’s really just crazy how much you’ve changed even in the past year.
You are so your own little person now! In the past year, you’ve become so much more independent. You definitely have your likes and dislikes (which you voice loudly as needed). You’ve grown into the best big sister I can possibly imagine for Jackson and you have the sweetest spirit of anyone I know. You really do care so much about everyone around you!
Here’s what’s going on in your world at four years old!
You are at 45.4 pounds. That’s in the 98th percentile for weight!
As of yesterday morning you were 42.25″ tall. That’s at the 86th percentile!
I think it’s officially time to retire the 4t clothes. I’ve been putting off cleaning out your winter clothes until the last little cold snap passes, but once winter is officially over you’ll be fully in 5t clothing. You’re still in size 11 shoes, but I think we’ll switch those over to size 12 shortly.
Just like any other four year old, you’re very hit or miss in the food department. Sometimes you’re a fabulous eater and sometimes you take one bite of dinner. You really are a healthy eater though…you love most fruits and veggies. You’re also a big fan of rice, macaroni and cheese, quesadillas, pepperoni pizza, peanut butter sandwiches (your lunch almost every day, by request), and any cheese.
You have the prettiest gray/blue eyes! And, surprisingly, you still have blonde hair right now. (Fun fact: Noah had blonde hair up until he was about her age, so we expected hers to turn by now.)
Still my champion sleeper! You take a 2-3 hour nap each afternoon (usually not willingly, but once you’re asleep you stay asleep for that long). Your bedtime is around 8 each night and you usually sleep until 7-8 each morning.
Q&A (you can see her answers from last year here):
What makes you happy? Playing (Playing what?) Whatever I get out.
What makes you sad? When I’m lonely.
What makes you laugh? When something’s silly.
How old are you? 4
How old is mommy? 44
How old is daddy? 44
What’s your favorite thing to do? Play
What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut, a teacher, and a mommy. (That answer’s been pretty consistent over the past few months. She’s even told me I have to babysit her children while she’s in space, with full instructions on what to feed them while she’s gone.)
What are you really good at? Helping clean up.
What are you not really good at? Putting huge, big things up.
What’s your favorite food? Broccoli, strawberries, grapes, and cheese
What’s your favorite song? “Row, row your boat”
What does daddy do for work? Help people buy houses and clothes (She’s got one of those right! Not sure where clothes came from.)
Where do you live? In Mississippi
What’s your favorite toy? Ballerinas
What’s something daddy always says to you? I’m silly (Me, Emmie)
What’s something mommy always says to you? I love Lalaloopsy (Nope.)
Who is your best friend? My cousins Avery and Bates
What did we do today? Played
What do you want for your birthday next year? A toy (What kind?) Play Dough (That’s what she was playing with when I asked her the question.) and music and an Inside out toy.
Where’s your favorite place to go? Chuck E Cheese