I can't even believe the title of this post. 4 years? How's that possible? If the next 14 years go as quickly as the last four, she will be entering college like...tomorrow. (And that's where I had to stop typing and gather myself because I was doing the ugly cry.)
Her birthday was on Saturday, but because she wanted a party at Giggle Time we had to wait until Sunday for a private party.
If there is one thing this girl loves it is the movie Frozen and Ana and Elsa. So we started partying on Friday at daycare with cupcakes, cheese puffs, and CapriSuns as per her request. Her BFF Addie went home with us after the party to meet up with Adam and take them to the movies to see Dolphin Tale 2. The weekend before Reese watched Dolphin Tale and loved it, so we thought they would enjoy the second one.
On the way to the moive-
Reese: I want a house like Addie's.(She is clearly being exposed to a lot of house talk these days.)
Me: Well we are getting a new house. They just have to finish building it first.
Addie: Just tell your daddy. He will buy you one.
Adam rolled his eyes no less than 22 times during the showing of what he claims is THE cheesiest movie of ALL time. Earlier last week I told Reese we could go eat whatever she wanted after the movie: "I want to eat at SAMs. Pizza and an icee. Deeeellliiccious!" So after the movie we went to SAMs where we got 4 large pieces of pizza, 2 icees, and 2 drinks for $10.90.
Saturday morning was officially the day! She had to wait in her room while her loser mother wrapped her presents. (I have no excuse. I fell asleep in her bed Friday night before I had a chance to wrap them.) She had requested roller skates, a Snackee, and she saw an Elsa dress (that sings the forsaken song Let It Go) at Target and her daddy wasn't going to rest until she got that dress.
When we started seeing Ana and Elsa characters making appearances at birthday parties, her daddy planted the if-you-want-to-be-mother-of-the-year-you-have-to-have-them-at-the-party seed in my head. This face when they walked in the door made all the days of searching for an affordable Ana and Elsa all worth it.
At 4 years old Reese:
Wears size 8 shoes, and 4T clothes.
Goes to bed between 8 and 9 and I get her up at 6:15 during the week. If left alone, she will sleep until 8.
She loves her baby sister, her bunny and tiger that she sleeps with, and wearing dresses and her Frozen tennis shoes. She comes straight home from Liz's every day and puts on her PJs. She changes clothes at least 4 times before bed. I read an article about how society calls boys who know what they want and get what they want leaders, but girls with those characteristics are called bossy, so we jokingly say she has good "leadership" characteristics. She is the most persistent child in the history of EVER! She will make a good sales rep one day. She says she wants to "wurk at Litabis's" (Mrs. Elizabeth's) when she grows up.
She says so many funny things but I can't think of them all at this exact moment. Here's what I can come up with: interuckting (interrupting), murgency (emergency) fuwst (first), homewuck (homework which she pretends to have), and peeno (piano). I asked her how much I love her and she said "a lot a bunch."
I have possible already blogged about this, but this summer we were at Publix and they came over the intercom. She said "why they talkin'? Did somebody lose their momma? That's so sad."
When we were shopping one day I told her not to get out of my sight because somebody might get her and I would never see her again. She said "I would never run away from my momma. I love her sooo much."
The past 4 years have been so much fun, and I tell Adam all the time how sad I am going to be when they grow up. I am exhausted and my house is a wreck, but these girls keep us laughing all the time.
Happy Birthday Reese E Cup! We ADORE you!