Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Frances is 4!

How in the world has 4 years gone by???? When Frances turned 3, I remember feeling like she was entering such a big girl phase.  However, 4 years old is just really really big girl stuff!  As some of you may remember, over the past 2 months she has ditched the paci and moved to a big girl bed.

February 8, 2011 at 4:11am
If you know Frances, then you know the girl LOVES a good party.  She had no shortage of birthday celebrations and cake over the week.  We started out with a trip to the zoo and our traditional La Paz dinner to celebrate Fran and Meme (who had a birthday on Feb 4).  She also had a party at school, a party with our Wed night El Caz crew (yep, we eat a lot of Mexican food), then her big gymnastics birthday party.  The triplets were so excited to be coming to Birmingham for the party, and sadly they (including Sage and Jack) all got strep and couldn't come.  At least we get to see them in 2 weeks anyway. Frances also got her 4th set of tubes the day after her birthday.   thought it was pretty fun, and kept telling everyone at the hospital that she was on a field trip. So now, birthday week is officially over; she's having a hard time realizing she no longer gets cake at every meal...ok so am I.
Waking up to 4 years!
4 birthday muffins
Even the birthday girl has to go to timeout, even at the zoo.
Riding the train

New boots from Amy!
And, the coolest matching/memory game ever!
Pretending to jump in muddy puddles in her new rain boots.
La Paz to celebrate Meme and Fran
Brand new tubes, and a popsicle
Birthday at El Caz, complete with the sombrero and some flan

Kat did great on the big balance beam!

A few of my favorite Frances things at age 4:

  • The way she can shake her booty....I still have no idea where she learned it
  • Tap dancing
  • The way she can be so horribly rotten and make me want to bang my head against the wall, and a split second later melts my heart with a sweet hug and "I love you"
  • Listening to her play with her dolls 
  • The way she counts to 20 so confidently, so out of order, and with so many missing numbers
  • The way she says "No I can't right now," when she clearly doesn't want to do what's been asked of her
  • The way she tells me "you're a big girl, I'm so proud of you," when I go potty
  • The songs she makes up about broccoli, vegetable, glitter, scissors, and soccer balls
  • The way she tells herself "I'm sooooo cute," every morning when she looks in the mirror
She's one of a kind, that's for sure....and I'm so glad she's mine.

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