Its so hard to believe!!! She's 4 yrs old today!
Wasn't it just yesterday that we were making decisions about buying a house and quitting my job so I could become a stay at home mom? Wasn't it just yesterday I sat in the hospital looking at my daughter thinking to myself "am I really a mom now?" Wasn't it just yesterday that I suddenly learned how much my heart could love another being? Wasn't it just yesterday that you learned to smile and then laugh and then crawl and walk and talk and develop a personality?
Now here you are, the most tender-hearted person I know. You take care of your brother and sister with a maturity and love that overwhelms me. And you still have the ability to crawl into my lap, bury your head in my chest, and make my heart melt.
I'm often shocked at your ability to learn new things and analyze ideas, and then forced into laughter when I see you writing your name, whistling like a pro, counting in Spanish all with your shoes on the wrong feet. We just can't master those shoes =) When I point out the shoes to you, you just laugh and say "those silly shoes. Why does Elliana always know what foot to put her shoe on?" Because Elliana sees life in shapes and colors. So far, you see life in letters and numbers. You are my problem solver and there isn't a problem out there that you don't think you can solve! Oh the places you'll go with that determination and those thinking skills. This is one proud (and maybe a little biased) momma saying I love you more than all the pink ice cream in the world. Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!
Here's a little video of my big girl being a great big sister this morning.