The following day was her day! She has been vocal about her birthday anticipation for months! She loved being celebrated and had a ton of fun. We had her friend party on Friday--princess themed, of course. There were thirteen kids here, half of them dressed as princesses. We decorated cupcakes, played ponies, had a scavenger hunt, and opened gifts.
Sunday was her actual birthday. We forgot the annual time-of-birth photo but we went out for sushi and had some very special princessy moments.
Amarys is bellybutton tall on me (fourth kid=I have no idea what her actual height is), weighs 36 pounds, and is starting to write her letters. She is particularly good at A, E, M, and O, and is working on C. The other day she was spelling 'Ocean' and learned that some letters are jerks and stick themselves in words without making any sound. She knows all her colours and is fastidious about correcting any and all errors in logic or truth. She is very inquisitive, always asking "How many more minutes until xyz?" and calculating what that means to her. She wants to know why for everything.
She loves princesses, outer space, The Pigeon (character on the above game and in a book series she loves), glow in the dark, pink, purple, soccer (eagerly anticipating her first soccer season, which starts at the end of March), dance, gymnastics, the ocean, her dog, riding her bike (LOVES riding her bike), long hair, ribbons, fancy clothes, coloring, moon sand, beans, textured or kinetic toys, polly pockets, La La Loopsie, TALKING, directing others, helping in the kitchen, and lego.
She dislikes having her hair brushed and being told what to do. She's sensitive to discomfort. She's very sensitive in general, although you might not know it since she's not all that sensitive to others. She's sensitive to herself. Which is just fine.
Heaven broke the mould when they made her, let me tell you. The world can't contain her. Nothing can hold her back. She's bright and brilliant, and we love her to pieces.
xoxo peanut xoxox