Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Lydia;)

1 Year Old ( 2008)
Lydia Playing
taken by Andrea Wood

2 Years Old (2009)
photo from Andrea Wood

3 Years Old (2010)

4 Years Old (today!!)
sorry you have to deal with my indoor pics :(

There are soo many fun things I want to remember about this stage:)

Lydia was easily our happiest baby and it's stayed with her through the toddler and preschool years... oh, she has her moments!!! But she is usually very pleasant and she is soo giving to her siblings during playtime:) She'll compromise to keep the peace and plays very well with everyone;)

She's still got squishy, sweet cheeks and a smile that gets her usually whatever she wants... but don't let her dresses and girliness fool you into thinking that she isn't as tough as nails!! She's had just as many black eyes as her brother and she can pin him too!!! LOL!!

I love how creative she is with her clothing;) H ah haaa... she's been dressing herself since before she was 2... and she has come up with some CRAZY outfits!! So much fun!! This is my new favorite from the other day:)

She's always the little helper... she's willing to help and even asks... lately she's been volunteering to rinse the dishes;) I remembered this video from this summer... her changing Nate's diaper;) And she still asks to do it even when he smells bad... of course now he's really, really wiggly!!

I love that Lydia tried to keep with her siblings during schooltime;) She's in the very early reading stage and doing such a great job. She loves for Anna or I to sit with her to make words or read books to her... which she memorizes. Speaking of memorizing... she is just darling to see at Awana working soo hard to be a good student and getting stickers in her book for her memory verses:)

I wanted to share this.... for the kids birthdays we let them choose what to eat for the day. When we asked Lydia she asked Chris and Anna what they wanted first :) And since Anna doesn't like cake, Lydia chose brownies for her lunch dessert... she really is THAT sweet... always...

well, usually always... don't try to make her wear something she doesn't like or tell her that she has to get her hair cut... LOL!!

I treasure all the days I have had with my Lydia;) Since she was our surprise baby, we are soo thankful for God's control and sweet gift of Lydia!!

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.

The List of her Favorites at 4:
  • Color : Blue
  • Food : Taco, Hot Dogs, Cooked Onions, Bologna, Apples & Carrots
  • Treat: Honey Buns
  • Subject : Cut & Paste (awww.. so cute!)
  • Do inside: Play Candy Land
  • Do outside: Swim
  • Toys: Sweetie Pie (her fav baby doll)
  • Song to Sing: Jesus Loves Me
  • Restaurant:Old McDonalds with a playground
  • Book: any Berenstein Bears or Curious George
  • Movie: Go Diego Go
  • PBSkids Show: Curious George
  • Things to do with Daddy: Ride a bike without training wheels
  • Things to do with Mommy: Play games

Goals for her 4th year: Ride a in a fire truck (e saw a house burning down last night and obviously she is remembering the fire trucks lining the street and the guys fighting the fire!)

And when you ask her what she wants to be when she "grows up", she says "I don't know"!

You can find some other picture posts at 5 Minutes for Mom, Go Graham Go, To Be Thode and any other linkys I find !!!


Jenny said...

Happy Birthday, Lydia! I can tell she's such a sweetheart! How nice of her to think of her siblings likes and dislikes first.

She's adorable!

Krista said...

She is beautiful!! And so sweet just like her Mommy!! And her fashion sense is fantastic!!!

Drea said...

Lydia is so sweet - she has such a soft spirit about herself... although like you said im sure she has her moments ;-) - any time im with her shes just so gentle.

She reminds me a lot of Owen. Except of course shes a girl and hes a boy :) but you know what I mean.

Stefany said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! She is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lydia! Hope you are having a nice day with Mommy and Daddy and Anna, Chris and Nate! And that you got some very nice gifts!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! Happy Birthday Lydia!! She changed so much from 1 to 2 years.