She was so excited for her birthday to come. Her two friends Gigi and Evelyn were her party guests. In the past, her birthday party "guests" were her siblings, so to have her own friends there was a HUGE deal for her! We took everyone to Build-a-Bear Workshop where guess what? we all built our own bear. Then we came back to the house for cake and ice cream. We had a bounce house set up in the back yard, too. Aria had the "Best Day Ever!" (her words)
One of her favorite gifts was her Merida outfit (from the movie "Brave")
I'm thinking I've got her Halloween costume covered this year, for sure.
How can she not be Merida for Halloween? She's the perfect Merida.
She makes a feisty little red head, don't you think?
Me and my "baby" on her 4th birthday
So that's it! Her baby years are officially over. I consider three still a baby. But four? No. Four is when you get assigned chores in this house. When you're four, the party's over. It's all downhill from there.
She starts preschool this week! She seems to be looking forward to it. Sometimes it's hard to tell how they will react until THE DAY comes. I'm wondering if she'll be like Anthony and Andrew who for the first week clung to me, not wanting me to leave, and then cried for the first five minutes after the drop-off .... or will she be like all the rest of them who just waved me out the door with a smile on their face??