Today is my sweet Ayla's 4th Birthday!!!! We actually had an early birthday party for Ayla over the weekend. Her birthday is August 31st, but she wanted to have a pool party so we had it a little early. She requested a princess birthday party with a princess cake, so of course that is what she got!! It is rare that a day passes where she does not have a princess dress on with a tiara on her head and a "magic wand" in her hand, lol, so a princess party was a perfect choice..lol. The only thing she has been asking for lately is a scooter, so we bought her one (with a helmet and all necessary padding of course!). The really neat thing is that she started swimming under water for the first time at her party. She has been on the verge of swimming all summer and after watching a couple of her friends swim at her party, she finally did it. I was so proud of her, she basically taught herself since she has not had lessons, etc.
At four years old Ayla is such a sweet, caring and loving little girl. If she thinks you are hurt or not feeling well, she will just rub your face and ask you over and over if you are okay. She still loves anything to do with babies and animals. She plays Dr. with all of her animals and babies and says that she wants to be a Dr. when she grows up and take care of the sick babies. She loves to sing and dance and can learn a song just by listening to it a couple of times. She loves taking care of her little brother and is constantly trying to teach him new things.
She loves to learn and has been doing "school work" everyday and working on reading. She has a larger than life imagination and can make images out of anything. We have a marble tiled floor and she will always find images in it and point them out to me. She does this with her food alot too! She loves that she is a big sister and ALWAYS says, " I can do this but Brennan can't because I am BIG and he is little", we hear this no less than ten times a day,lol. Of course she loves her big brother too but sometimes she thinks she is his momma and tells him to "get off of his game and clean his room", hehe, not sure where she got that from :) Did I mention that she has a great sense of humor!! She is definitely a girly girl and loves to wear dresses, makeup, jewelry, perfume, high heels, etc and I love it! She is so much fun and I am so glad that I have a manicure and pedicure partner for life!!
Last but not least, she is BRAVE, COURAGEOUS and STRONG and doesn't even know it! She has been through alot over these past four years but her spirit remains unbroken. I love you more than you will ever know my sweet, beautiful little angel. I thank God every day for letting me be your mommy!
Happy 4th Ayla,
Mommy and Daddy love you mostest :)