Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy 4th Birthday, Child!

....What a year. In case you haven't experienced a three year old, they are a trip. A wonderful, hilarious, trying, confusing, beautiful trip.  This girl was no exception.


We took trips around the neighborhood all spring...


Making our favorite stop to the purple orchid tree, along with every single flower along the way.


She took to naming each and every one, my particular favorite being the "yellow cornflowers."


We took a trip to Palm Springs in March...


Where Dellie has a blast visiting her grandparents...


Along with visiting each and every flower she found along the way.


In May, she took her first trip to Disneyland...


Where Minnie became a new family member and oh, what a trip it's been ever since that character has become a household name.


Minnie has traveled everywhere with us since then...


and has been a mouse, a bird, a kitten, a granddaughter, a best friend, and at times a terror for us parents.


In July, Dellie began the journey of becoming an older sister...


and while we're still waiting for the two to meet face to face, it has been a trip watching her figure out what it means to have a baby growing in Mommy's belly and what life will become with a little sister.


This last fall has been a trip of figuring out boundaries and freedom appropriate for an imaginative and curious little girl.


She has taken us for a trip with her imaginary worlds - playing princess, space ships, going to school, being Minnie's grandma...


with her blossoming skills in writing, pre-reading, tricycling, crafting, storytelling...


along with arguing, debating, and seeing just how much she can get away with.


We love you, Goob! Every wonderful and frustrating and lovable inch of you from your curly "yellow" hair to your Minnie Mouse light up shoes. We can't wait to continue seeing the little girl you're becoming!

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