Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Addy is Almost 5!

Miss Adelyne will be five {FIVE!!} in just a few days. Typically I look forward to new stages with the kids and I don't tend to get too emotional or sad at birthdays but this one seems a bigger deal. I'm finding myself making mental notes of all her tendencies and jotting down the cute things she says.

Our conversation at lunch the other day was sweet and encouraging to my heart:

Mom I made up a song, it's called follow Christ

Do you know what it means to follow Christ?

It means to obey

Right and it means we believe he's the son of God and he died for our sins and because of that we get to go to heaven 

Hey! When we go to heaven we will get to see Lola

That's right

I can't wait for that day

"Follow Christ," as mentioned above, is one of two Addy Originals so far. Her other song is called "Jesus Died on the Cross," and although it is basically the same phrase over and over, it has a catchy little tune that gets stuck in your head.

Mom, take a picture of me next to this flower

Besides making up songs, my favorite thing about Addy at this age is that she loves to make cards for people. From thank you cards to get well soon cards, she is always finding someone who she thinks should get a card in the mail or hand delivered and I love how she seals the envelopes with a sticker or piece of washi tape, much like her momma. 

Addy has always been a fan of the snow and in February, she and her Dad took ski lessons for the first time. She enjoyed it and we are all excited to be able to ski as a family soon.

Addy is a great helper with her brothers and also likes to help out in the kitchen and is getting more and more responsibilities around the house. She's especially great at switching the laundry loads and putting clothes away. 

In January, Addy started Pre-K. As the newcomer to the class, she is learning how to be brave and make new friends. We've spent a lot of time over the past couple of months planning and deciding on where she will go to Kindergarten in the fall and although it's hard to believe our sweet little girl is that old, we are getting excited for this new phase.

What a joy it has been to watch Addy bloom and grow this past year. We are so thankful for our silly and sweet little lady.