Friday, August 3, 2007

Sirri at FOUR!

Happy Birthday to Sirri. Here are a few fun facts about our little girl who is growing up way too fast.

  • She just turned four but I have been told many a time that she is going on 16! We are so in for it!
  • Sirri LOVES treats. She has a major sweet tooth a little bit like her mother. She can spot a treat from a mile away!
  • Sirri can write her name very well and is learning to write the other letters of the alphabet. She can make a pretty good D, T, K, and B.
  • She knows all the letters by sight and knows the sounds of each one as well.
  • Sirri has what I affectionately call, "Little Man's Syndrome!" She is such a teeny bopper and has such BIG personality/spunk/sass. I think she tries to make up for her size by having lots of character.
  • On a related note, Kendon and I call her Little Miss Sweet and Sour. She can go from sweet to sassy in seconds. (Literally seconds!)
  • She still likes to be rocked at night. Some days I wish she would give it up, yet I know when she does I will be so sad.
  • She loves to have her back tickled and to be serenaded with "Baby Mine" during these nightly rockings.
  • Sirri loves to perform. She loves to dance, cheer, do gymnastics, anything to be in the spotlight.
  • Sirri is an amazing swimmer for being four and never having had swim lessons. She has never been afraid of the water and loves it. She will dive in, swim all the way under the water, does not have to plug her nose. She has no fear. Anytime we go swimming people always ask how old she is and are always amazed at her skill.
  • Sirri always makes new friends when we are out and about. She loves to "introduce" me to her friends. "Mom, this is my new friend!" (Typically hollered from across the park.) She is quite the socialite!
  • Sirri is going through the, love of all things princess, right now. She loves to dress up in her princess clothes and dance around in the kitchen.
  • Sirri's favorite food is Peanut Butter and Jelly. She would eat it every meal if she could.
  • When Sirri is eating toast she will look at the half eaten bread and say, "look mom, it's a temple." (or boat or moon or whatever she thinks it looks like.) I guess it is kinda like finding shapes in the clouds. I think it is fun and quite creative!
  • She has a very empathetic heart. She is always concerned for others when they are hurt or sad. This makes her Mommy proud.
  • Sirri loves to wash her hands.
  • In order to get out of church meetings Sirri will say that she has to go to the bathroom. If you don't allow her to go (because you know she really doesn't have to) she will plead that she is going to pee her pants.
  • Sirri loves to tell very dramatic stories. For example, an alligator bit her arm off or something similarly dramatic.
  • Sirri loves to say prayers and cane be quite thoughtful in what she chooses to pray for.
  • Sirri still takes naps! Some days she plays for an hour or so by herself in her room and then goes to sleep when she is ready.
  • Sirri loves movies that are musicals. Her favorites are: Annie, Mary Poppins, and Dora's Pirate Adventure.
  • She still cannot sit through a full movie unless you sit and watch the whole thing with her.
  • Sirri can say the whole Pledge of Allegiance all by herself. It is super cute!
  • Sirri is an awful lot of fun to have around and we are thankful she is ours!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sirri, You are a beautiful little princess and a very lucky one at that! You have a Mommy and Daddy that love you so much and are very proud to write special things about you. We think you are pretty darn special ourselves! We are glad you had such a fun birthday. Wish we were there! Love you soooooooo much. G & G Bigelow

Anonymous said...

Hi Sirri! We loved seeing your special pictures and what Mama had to say about you! You are a very "special" and lucky little girl! We all love you, Connor, and little Meg so much! We wish you lived closer so we could see you more often! But---so glad you are not in some other State!!
We love you!
Papa and Grandma