O49-50: The continuing birthday and plans

Even after your birthday, you continued to go on and on about what you WANTED for your birthday. I tried to explain to you that your next birthday wasn’t for another year but you refused to listen. And so the planning began for your next birthday.

But not really.

You’ve been doing a great job with your bike. Suddenly being just a little further off of the ground on this new bike you have a new fear of going “too” fast. Too fast meaning anything faster than having to pump as hard as you can on your pedals while going merely an inch. Daddy lowered your seat to help as much as we could but you’ll get used to it eventually.

Being 4 has hardly changed you a bit, imagine that. The bedtime crisis has begin since June but suddenly you’ve decided you enjoy food and you like EATING it with the family! It certainly makes meals easier. To my disbelief you ate Sloppy Joes last night. I nearly died. Of course you decided that cooked tomatoes are not as good as fresh tomatoes and you picked them out but you ATE Sloppy Joes.

Brinsley is here for 3 weeks this month and before she got here you would not shut up about her coming. Every day we had to save the last fruit snack, save the last drink of juice, save a stuffed animal for when she sleeps here, etc. It was very sweet how much you anticipated your Auntie’s arrival and even got Duncan to practice saying her name.

You’re gaining more and more opinions about what we do during the day and your routine for bedtime is beginning to help. I have no doubt you’re half to maybe a little more of the motivation for Duncan to continue coming out of his room every 10 minutes but you do at least stay in your bed. šŸ™‚

You love to read books, going to the library is the highlight of our week. Not to mention the cycle of Barbie Mariposa, Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus, and of course the available Princess movies, Dora movies, etc. That’s by far your favorite thing to watch though – Barbie! She’s become a new interest for sure.

You’ve worked very hard with your piano book that Great Gma Cole has sent you and you can play many of the songs all by yourself matching the numbers and colors to the various keys. You know the black notes are for the black keys and while you use everything from your right hand to your left foot, you recognize the Treble Clef and know that you should be using your right hand to play – but you’re definitely not one to conform. šŸ™‚

Daddy and I are so proud of you and can’t believe how far we’ve come. You may still have a lot of attitude in you (surprise surprise, I can just HEAR Mimi thinking that…) but we’re very proud of all that you do. You’re very excited for a new baby brother or sister and ask about how big the baby is and what it’s eating, if it can hear you, all the typical questions. You’re favorite thing to inform me of is simply that we ARE having twins and that one will be a girl named Dora, and the other will be a boy named Diego. Cameron thanks his lucky stars every day that your prediction has not proved to be accurate thus far.

Such a silly girl. šŸ™‚

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