Saturday, November 14, 2015
Five Years Old!
On her actual birthday, Josh actually had to go to conference out of town, so we didn't do a whole lot. We had donuts for breakfast and got her cake and she got a couple of presents from her sisters.
Choosing this cake was a huge ordeal. She wanted a cookie cake, but could not decide what design to get. She finally decided the most important parts were that it have a present on it and an orange border, so we came up with this:
The highlight of the day was a remote control hexbug. She's been asking for "the spider with a controller" every single time we set foot in Target for a long while. It about killed me to spend $27 on the thing, but she was absolutely thrilled and has been playing with it ever since she opened it.
Last, but not least for the birthday post pictures...the walk down memory lane!
She is doing so well this year. Her eating is still very picky, but is improving by leaps and bounds. She's much more tolerant of experiences she couldn't handle last year (like the movie--she couldn't tolerate the noise in a movie theater until recently). She loves to write and draw and desperately wants to learn to read. While her interest is mostly in reading/letters, she's a bit better at math and is doing fine working through the Kindergarten math book this year. She's made friends with the neighborhood kids and is at ease playing with them now. She still takes a 2-3 hour nap most days. She does fine when she misses it every once in a while, but she seems to need that time to recharge most of the time. She's learned to ride a bike and is more comfortable being in a swimming pool now. She's excited to earn her second race medal in a couple of weeks (by doing a 1 mile run). She seems to have developed a sense of empathy and talks about other people's feelings on a regular basis and apologizes without prompting when she makes a mistake. The fearsome fours were still fearsome, but I think maybe easier than they were with the other girls. That probably has a lot to do with the perspective 11 years of parenting experience gives you though. Time to forge ahead to the fantastic fives!