This sweet girl turned 4 on January 3rd. We celebrated at the beach. We had actually been on the road for about 2 weeks before that visiting our Dyksterhouse family for Christmas. Poor Mary Laine got sick literally as we walked in the door to Jimmy and Kate's house (with 6 week old baby Nella) and stayed sick until the day after her birthday. She actually was feeling a little better on the actual birthday so we saw some smiles and even went out to eat.
We had the Sturdivant family over for a big breakfast to celebrate the birthday girl. She got some dress-up clothes from Mimi and Papa and she and Langdon had fun playing with those.
Unfortunately, most of the afternoon was spent at the doctor's office. I took her to buy a toy after that and she chose a Cinderella barbie.
After her nap, we watched Dumbo and then went to dinner at the Japanese Steakhouse (our family tradition). It was a fun time as always.
As we did last year, we asked her the "birthday questions". She definitely lost interest less than halfway through the list. Langdon got a Thomas the Tank Engine tent and that was the theme for many of her answers, as was her new Cinderella barbie.
I AM... a princess
I WAS... playing with some balloons
I HAVE... a monkey (one of her stuffed animals)
I PLAY... some games (Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf)
I WORRY... about the dark
I KNOW... nothing
I WATCH... Little Princess (referring to VeggieTales Penniless Princess)
I WANT... a princess crown
I CRAVE... Emily (from Thomas the Tank Engine)
I USUALLY... play in the Thomas tent
I REMEMBER... when we went to the grocery market
I DISLIKE... mud
I GO... to church
I WENT... to a restaurant
I CAN... play in the Thomas tent
I DON'T... like playing in the Thomas tent
I FEEL... scared right now of the shadows on the wall
I DANCE... at ballet
I READ... some books
I WRITE... notes with my Ariel pen
I BELIEVE... in birthdays
I AM SCARED... of the dark
I LISTEN... to runs
I WISH... there were sparkles on me
I LOVE... Cinderella
I AM HAPPY... because I got Cinderella (as she's holding her new Cinderella doll)
I AM THANKFUL... for the sunshine
What is your favorite color? Pink and purple and red
What is your favorite toy? Cinderella
What is your favorite fruit? strawberries and grapes
What is your favorite TV show? "Princesses"
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Fruit
What is your favorite outfit? Cinderella (dress-up dress)
What is your favorite game? A princess game, like Cinderella
What is your favorite snack? Honey
What is your favorite animal? Giraffes and kittens
What is your favorite song? "Ballet music"
What is your favorite book? Cinderella
Who is your best friend? All of my friends at school and Sadie
What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play soccer
What is your favorite drink? Sprite
What is your favorite holiday? Easter
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My monkey
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Mashed Potatoes
What do you want to be when you grow up? A nurse
Happy 4th birthday to our sweet baby girl!