Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Leaving the 3's tomorrow

Today is Summer's last day of being 3. Right now she is in my bed, where she ate her strawberry pop-tart with no icing on Dad's side of the bed. No more rolling around in crumbs for me. LOL She is watching Bear in the Big Blue House and coloring with the new markers and crayons she got from her Nona. She's coloring on pink construction paper, of course. Not sure what she is making yet, but I am sure it will be a work of art. LOL I guess now is a good a time as any to share some of her latest creations.

Chicken she made at story time at the library A bear she made for me and a bunny which was not for me
Cats ( this was before she could, or should I say would, draw their ears)

Can you see all 5? I love the instrument the most I think.

We've got story time in a bit preceded by a bath. I couldn't convince her to bath last night and really didn't put up much effort to make her since I saw the perfect opportunity to update the blog with pics (see post below). She actually stayed up past me and Clint. I think we went to bed around 11:00. She tried to sleep, but couldn't. Maybe it was the late nap yesterday before her t-ball game. She is enjoying it more than she did in the beginning, but sometimes she falls victim to the glorious dirt on the infield. She actually ran towards a few balls yesterday, but she is kind of slow so she didn't always make it there before someone else got it. Her friend Willow was gracious enough to take turns catching the balls when Summer played on the pitcher's mound with her in the second inning. Afterwards, we had some sinful snacks. My friend made homemade chocolate chip cookie sandwiches (with homemade butter cream frosting between the cookies). Yes, they were sinful. And, I have two more in my fridge. Who wants to take bets on who is going to end up eating them? If you guessed me, you won.
Yesterday, we went to the mall and had lunch together. She wanted to go to her "favorite" mall - Hamilton Place. The train they put in there really gets her vote on making that mall the best. She loves to play on the playgrounds at both of our malls. Unfortunately, she had to learn a life lesson in obedience yesterday. She did NOT get to ride the train. I gave her a five minute warning which she took in stride. Then when I told her to come and let me put her shoes on her, she just looked at me. Then I counted to three. No movement. So, I said, "No train." Needless to say, she wasn't happy about it. All the way to Kohl's, she wasn't happy about it. But, I bet you next time she is going to hop up and get those shoes on! Her legs still seem to get tired often. When we got to Kohl's, she started complaining. I'm not sure if she just wants me to hold her, which I would gladly do more often if she weren't so heavy, or what. She usually doesn't complain until after she has walked a pretty good bit, so I think they really do get tired. Darn chemo damaging her nerves. But, I haven't noticed many other side effects so I'm not going to complain too much.
I am just so grateful to have a happy, healthy little girl who is going to be 4 years old tomorrow. Sometimes I still feed her so she'll eat everything on her plate. Sometimes I still wipe her butt (well, more than sometimes, but it is getting better). Sometimes I carry her when her legs are tired. Sometimes I hold her in my arms and kiss her head. Sometimes I tickle her silly. Sometimes I snuggle up with her and take a nap. Sometimes I read to her before bed. Sometimes I sing. Always I kiss her goodnight and tuck her in. Always she wakes up looking for me. I am so thankful for this wonderful little girl that God has blessed me with.


Susie said...

You are so bless to have a beautiful and wonderful little girl. It is exciting that she is going to be 4. You will get to see more fun and adventures with her. Tell her Happy Birthday!!

Joe & Molly Burnam said...

Happy Birthday Summer!

marijeighn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUMMER !! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and surprises !! Special hugs for a special birthday girl. MJ/Angel_Wings

Anonymous said...

Hi Summer! Hope that you had a great Birthday!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless