Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Felicity's Fourth Birthday

Felicity was a heartbreakingly sweet three year old. The thought of her growing up at all isn't something we want to consider - can't she just stay this young, innocent, and fun forever? FOREVER? But her fourth birthday has come and gone already. And she continues to be as sweet, pleasant, and loving as ever.

She has a stuffed dachshund named Hot Dog that she carries around with her everywhere. If we ever lose that dog --- that's its own nightmare. So we put together a little "Hot Dog" party! The cupcakes and kids were covered in Hot Dogs. She loved it!
We had hot dogs and brats...because that's what you eat at a Hot Dog Party! And her family came to celebrate Felicity being four.
She opened her pile of gifts. Being the Felicity she is, each present brought out a big smile. She's just so happy to BE, so pleased with each moment!
Her older sisters supervised the gift opening and generously read her cards aloud in unison.
Then she blew out her candles from her happy perch on Uncle John's lap. He is her godfather and spoils her rotten. Or he would if there was a bone capable of being rotten in a Felicity. And she just adores him.
Four year old Felicity still naps most days. Loves her morning activities with her mom. Recently switched rooms with Vivian and now shares a bedroom with Miriam. She helps take care of Simon and gets distraught if she doesn't get to open the door to his room after his naps to welcome him. She is loving the Amanda Pig books right now. She doesn't like heights or very many vegetables or getting her hair combed. She loves to sneak around the van and "surprise" Mommy while Mommy is buckling Simon into his carseat. She loves her best friend Olivia, baths and showers, any pretend play, Bob the Builder, and driving the power wheels around the cul de sac. At her 4 year well-check everything looked good and the doctor call her "precocious".

For her birthday date with Daddy she asked to go to Cracker eat mac and cheese. And to use her birthday gift card at the store!
And then spent the gift card on something small for herself and bought her sisters gifts. This child. If only we could all be as generous and willing to see the good...

Felicity, we love you.

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