Thursday, August 9, 2012

She went and turned 4 on me!

How is it possible that this little baby is already 4 years old???

I can hardly believe it. I'm pretty sure I will be saying that for the rest of her life. She loves being 4, and already says things like, "when I was a little kid, and was I was 3..." :)

Every year with fill her room with balloons. This year I also hung streamers in our hallway, but I didn't take any pictures. When she woke up we let her open her presents. Then we hung out, played with her new stuff, painted, decorated her cupcakes and then got ready to meet Uncle Greg, Auntie Laiena, Ty and Hunter for lunch. After lunch we went to my parents' house had cupcakes, and spent the afternoon swimming. Peyton loves going to the mall to play on the little playground. When I asked her what she would like to do for her birthday that's what she chose, so that's what we did. Before bed I asked her if she had a good birthday, and she said yes, but she was sad that it was over. I'd call that a success!

She was so excited about her pack of animal balloons! She has been wanting an animal balloon forever!

Coloring at lunch.

Definitely not shy about having all eyes and attention on her! ha. Look at the smile!

Noah was glad the song was over! "all done!"

He just really wanted his cupcake!

Peyton loves Uncle Greg. She says he is silly and handsome.

Tired after swimming, but still ready to go to the mall! Noah didn't want to be in the picture, but you can see his little head in the background.

Miss Peyton Olivia Brenlie,
You are so much fun! You make me laugh all day long. Of course you have your ornery moments, dramatic moments, and downright disobedient moments, but even then you make me laugh(never letting you know!) because the things that come out of your mouth are hilarious! You are super intelligent, and just soak up new information. You are kind, and have such a sweet disposition. Your favorite color is usually pink, but sometimes purple. You love sparkly things, and recently found a new love for fancy dresses. You can usually be found wearing a crown, headband, or antennas on your head. You wear you butterfly wings often. You love to color, draw, and paint. Your favorite shows are Team Umizoomi, Little Einsteins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Your cousin Ty is your best buddy. I hope you two are always close.

This year you get to go to preschool, and you are so excited! You also chose to play soccer this fall. I'm very excited! You look so cute in your little shinguards, and cleats! You will be doing dance again. You've told me almost every day that you miss dance. This summer you learned how to swim underwater. I am so proud of you because before your lessons you would not even stick your face in the water! Way to go, Peyton! You also overcame your fear of big slides this year, and are more open to trying new foods... or easier convinced with a bribe.

I love that the morning you turned 4 you let me know that you told God you were 4 now. It makes me happy that you think to talk to him about important things to you even when you're not prompted. You love going to church, and singing songs about Jesus. You have a lot of questions about him, and most of them I can't answer. I hope you are able to find your answers, and always trust in Jesus.

I could not be more proud of the little girl you are becoming! You love life, and it loves you!

4 year stats: 8-14-12

weight: 34.2 lbs  50%
Height: 39 3/4     50%


Steph said...

Aw, little Peyton is not so little anymore. I love the sweet letter you wrote to her.

Thanks for blogging about her birthday, I miss not being close enough to visit for those fun times.

Krista said...

Ok, I already texted you this but I really did get misty-eyed reading this letter. I love your daughter! You're raising a great girl and even if she makes you laugh with her naughtiness, she's an awesome kid.