You are 48 months old today!
For Thanksgiving this year we decided to forgo hours in the kitchen for hours outside exploring a state park. We drove to Starved Rock State Park, stopping at a restaurant to eat a traditional turkey dinner along the way. Although it was cold, the wind was slight making the hike through the woods quite nice.
Lucy: I'm going to be eight soon!
Mommy: Don't double your year on me! You're turning four!
Lucy: But I want to grow up.
Mommy: You will and you are. But I want you to stay little for a bit more.
Lucy: But I'll always be your daughter no matter how big I get.
That was an early Christmas present Lucy. Thank you for that...I'm still smiling about that conversation.
You were counting the days on your fingers every day, getting more and more excited as the party dawned...finally! When your friends arrived you were in your element, dancing and playing with everyone, sharing your toys until it was time for Ms. Julie to start the show. You love Ms. Julie so much and it was nice to have her celebrate your birthday again. Your happiness was palpable.
After all of your guests departed, you begged to open gifts. Kate surprised you with new Christmas jammies that she picked out just for you.