Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Conversations with a 4 year old

Art was looking through old pictures today with Sydney and came across some of Taylor as a baby and as a 2 year old. He said he actually started tearing up a bit and I totally believe him. Looking back at old pictures of your first born just does something to you. It triggers a sort of feeling that is almost indescribable. You recall all those feelings as a first time parent that are so different the second time around. You feel joy at seeing how much they've grown, but also sadness at how much they've grown.

At dinner tonight Art was telling Taylor that while looking at pictures of her as a baby he started crying a bit. He didn't think she would understand what he was saying, but the brain and mind of a 4 year old is an amazing thing. This is what she said to him:

"Well, you know daddy, I may not be a baby, but now we can go for bike rides and have conversations you know. Like hmmm, maybe play games?"

She totally grasped the feelings that Art was experiencing and was trying to show him the positives of her growing up. I just thought it was so sweet that she was trying to cheer up her daddy.

She is growing up so fast, I know such a cliche, and while we do miss a bit those chubby cheeks and those bright blue eyes that you could lose yourself in, we are so happy and proud of the little girl she is becoming.

With the help of her buddy bar, she started learning to ride her bike this past weekend without training wheels.

Today in preschool she learned how to play Uno and is excited to teach us how to play

She loves her American Girl doll Rebecca

She loves horses and all animals actually and at 4.5 says she wants to be a veterinarian

Everyday she gets more interested in writing and is asking for help in spelling words out so she can write notes and letters to her friends and cousins

I can't believe that she starts kindergarten this year! What happened to my baby?!?!

1 comment:

  1. such a lovely post and great pictures iwth the yellow and red. Taylor is too sweet. would love to spend time with you and the kids. I think our too maniacs would love each other....


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