Sunday, September 28, 2008
Druebie turns 4!
Our sweet Druebie May is 4 years old! We've learned quite a bit about her little personality this past year. Drue is, how shall I put this delicately...sensitive. On many levels. And she is very particular about things. Everything. From having the toes of her socks cut out because the seam bothers her, to having just the right proportion of butter to syrup on her pancake, to welling up with tears when her behavior is corrected.
But even though her sensitivity can be challenging at times, it also causes so much joy for me. She still runs to cuddle as soon as I sit down. She loves us to come "scoop" her out of her bed and bring her to ours after Reese falls asleep and she is laying in her bed wide eyed. And she'll tickle my face just like I do hers as she snuggles close to me. I never have to reach for her hand because the first thing she does when we start walking somewhere is slip her little hand in mine. She likes to walk right beside us.
She is very generous with her kisses and will come out of nowhere to give me one. We can just be sitting on the couch watching TV and she'll pop up and kiss me on the nose. She also likes to make up "pledges" for us. One of ours is making the I love you sign in sign language, then touching our hands together while we make a kissing sound. One is kissing our pointer finger, then touching them together with each other.
Just today she was combing my hair and spraying it with the water bottle. Then she would fluff my hair the way I fluff hers to make her curls sit just right. I kept commenting that I hoped her technique would give me curls like hers. She said, "Mom you're pretty the way God made you."
She picked a "Cinderella" party this year. And was so sweet opening all her presents. She gets so excited about each one and still says things like, "That's what I was dreaming of."
She is excited to be four because she decided a while back that four year olds no longer need naps. (I never told her that Reese stopped taking naps when she was 2...and I don't plan on ever telling Tate that his sisters no longer nap.)
Happy Birthday Drue! You are such a joy!
Posted by Kristen at 6:15 PM