Tonight, to de-stress from our tumultuous day, I decided to sit down and reflect on all of the things that I love about you. It was pretty easy to come up with a big list. As strong willed as you are, you are also insanely adorable and fun, and I am so grateful to be your mama. Recently, a woman at the grocery store asked you what your name is. You pointed at yourself and said, "Cute!" :) Well that is certainly true! Here is a list of some of the cute things that I love about you at this age:
|Ready for church|
Showing off your guns and your Dr. Majeroni Orthodontics tattoo
|Forts with Daddy|
I love watching you discover the world. The other night, I was outside cleaning the car when I spotted a full rainbow in the sky. I called to Dad, who was in the midst of putting you to bed, and told him to bring you outside. Your face lit up when you saw in real-life what you'd previously only seen in books. "Rainbow!" you whispered and pointed to the sky. It was magical.
|Posing with your beautiful new quilt from Grandma!|
|You weren't so fond of me forcing you to model your new church tie.|
Quick, grab a book!
|You love pizza!|
I love that you always announce a rule right before you break it. "Only on paper!" you told me, right before you scribbled with crayon all over the blinds. This makes it so I don't have to feel guilty when I put you in time-out, since you clearly understand what you did wrong! (And it also gives me something to chuckle about once I've left your room.) Today, as I was loading the dishwasher, you looked at me and said, "No stand on it. Dishwasher broken!" and then you climbed right up onto the open dishwasher door and looked at me smugly. What a stinker.
I love you to the moon and back--and always, always will.