Saturday, December 21, 2013

Meredith is Four

Meredith turned 4 yesterday.

Four.  Wow.

 Sometimes it's hard having a December birthday.  Red and green get old fast.  So it's nice having a little pink  in the mix.

 And a big brother who draws a Rapunzel sign for your birthday.
 And a big sister who makes you a pink cake

 and another  big sister (Cardin) who makes you a birthday shirt...that's our new tradition in the last year or so to make a birthday shirt for each kid... 

 We painted our nails, pink of course

and our toe nails.  We dropped kids off at school, had lunch at McDonald's, attended school parties, and our ward party and then we just sat and soaked up some quiet time.  We decorated hats and set the table.

Meredith set a very special plate and hat for her best friend, Addi, in Tennessee.

I love that she stills thinks of Addi.  Sometimes at breakfast she saves her muffin or when she's getting dressed she remembers a dress or shirt  that Addi gave her. 

I love when something unexpected happens and out of the blue she says "I didn't see that coming."

 I love that she is the only girl in sunbeams with a room full of four year old boys and when the little boys see her in the hall and say hi she shows them her pink necklace and states in a matter of fact way that her necklace is gorgeous and waits for them to appreciate and admire her necklace as much as she does. 

I love how she sings her answers (like the goat on "Hoodwinked") and is always ready to put on a performance  for the school staff. 

I love how "Fly Guy" is her favorite book. 

I love how sometimes when we are listening to the radio while running errands she yells from the back seat  "boy song" or "girl song."  Girl songs are okay to listen too. 

I love how she doesn't mind if a dinosaur crashes her garden party. 

 I love that despite the fact she loves dolls and all things pink, she doesn't mind playing with dinosaurs too or how she doesn't judge people or dinosaurs just because they are different.  I love that when I asked her why  the dinosaur was wearing a dress.  She immediately jumped to his defense.

 "Leave him alone. He's a nice dinosaur. Don't judge him!"
I love when she peeks around the corner and tells me she's ready for her debut and then twirls and poses until she's dizzy. 

I love her confidence. 

I love her when she's having a bad day and  says we're not friends anymore and she wants to be alone.  I love her when she kisses me on the cheek and whispers she loves me. 

She's amazing, funny, smart, and sweet...all the things I want to be when I grow. 


  1. Just so much to love! Love aunt Shona

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    1. I love this and I love you. You are a wonderful mommy and a wonderful story teller. You need to write a book, get famous and make lots of money so you can send me a plane ticket so I can go see you all. I sure do miss you all and when Aunt Bernice and I go to Tenn next year it won't be the same since you won't be there. Idaho is just too far for your old aunt to drive (lol). Love Jeannie Diane Edwards....AKA Aunt punkin :)

    2. Funny...Bella and I had the same plan as we walked to church today except you were the one who is suppose to get famous, make lots of money and send me a plane ticket. We love and miss you guys. I was spoiled when I lived in TN, I got to see you guys! Have I ever told you how lovely Idaho is? Probably should come check it out for yourself...