Wednesday, December 17, 2008

She's 4

I cannot believe it our little girl is now 4 years old. It is crazy 4 years ago we were faced with the thoughts she may never come home to now a little girl who this morning had to make sure her lipstick matched her sweater. She told me that she really does not want to be 4 and that she much rather would be 20, I screamed 'oh no you are growing up too fast already'. As we usually do we celebrated her birthday with multiple parties surrounded by family and friends. She wanted this year to celebrate her birthday at a local farm we often go to so we all braved the cold and rain and enjoyed wagon rides, tractor races, the chicken coop and crafts. Of course her birthday could not be complete without her best friend Owen by her side, he as usual carefully chose his best shirt to go and meet his beloved 'biz' for her birthday.
I was asked recently why do we always have a big party for her and the only reason I can think of is we are not just celebrating her birthday but her life and her achievements. Four years ago we would have never thought these days would ever happen and just talking to her and watching her grow is an amazing blessing.
Today was also Elizabeth's Christmas Open House at school and I loved watching her at school. She enjoys being with her classmates, she follows the lessons and is keeping up with her classmates quite well, I was so proud of her today.


Ellen Seidman said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! She looks like such a real little girl--you know, growing out of her babyness. My Sabrina is 4 next month, I feel the same way.

I love what you have to say about celebrating not just a birthday but her life and achievements.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate life, not age!

I'written this on cards for years. Works for older people, too.

Merry Christmas! Too!

Kellars Mommy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure it was great it looks like such a blast..Matching sweater and lipstick, you may have a lil diva on your

Miracles said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!

Olivia & Avery had a great time at your party. It is all they have talked about. Thanks for having us.

We are very proud of you too!!

Love - Olivia, Avery, Shannon & Brian

See you over the holidays!!

abby said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! We are proud of everything you have done so far and are certain that you are going to do so many more fine things in the years to come!

Abby, Sharon, and Hallie