I’m still not sure how this happened, but our best girl, is FOUR today. FOUR YEARS OLD. She is the love of our lives (besides her brother, of course) and we don’t know what we’d do without her. This year has been a doozy for her with welcoming a new baby brother, but she has truly taken it in strides, and is LOVING being a big sister. I could write a novel of all the things we love about her, and all the things she’s into right now, but I’ll (try to) keep it short and sweet.
Adeline at age four is a unicorn loving, goofy, confident, independent, extroverted introvert. She loves to run and run fast, and somedays it seems like her energy is never-ending. She loves us all fiercely and is the best big sister to Barrett. She loves showing off her tricks and being the leader. She loves all things pink and purple and is very vocal about things she likes and dislikes. The girl’s got an opinion! She loves Barbies, and dolls, and stuffed animals, and books, and puzzles, and any toy she can tinker with or build giant towers with. She loves to learn and we love watching the wheels turn in her mind. Her imagination has really turned on this year, and it’s so much fun to see. She loves to color, practice her letters, and sometimes a fresh pack of crayons and a new coloring book are enough to make her day. She’s a snuggler, and her love language is most definitely personal touch, and her favorite songs to sing along with are either Disney princess songs or worship songs from church. She loves having her back scratched or her hair brushed – but who doesn’t?? Adeline melts our hearts on a daily basis, but also tests us and teaches us so much. As our firstborn, we by default, expect a lot out of her which can sometimes lead to frustration. But at the end of the day, we’re always reminded of just how little our baby girl still is.
Adeline – we love you more than you’ll ever know. You made our parenthood dreams come true the day you were born four years ago and every day since has been a joy. You are as silly as they come but also headstrong and determined. We admire everything about you, and could not be more proud of the little girl you’ve morphed into before our very eyes. In all my life, I never could have thought up a more perfect daughter. Happy Birthday, sweet girl!
PS you can’t tell in the pictures, but her legging has gold stars to match her shirt and the leggings are fleece lined! Our sweet nanny got this outfit for her and Adeline begged to wear it. 🙂