Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy 4th birthday to my Ivy Girl!

It is hard to believe that 4 years ago I was waiting, losing my patience, for my sweet girl to arrive. I couldn't wait to lay my eyes on her. I couldn't wait to put a face with the name I had been calling her for the longest time. I couldn't wait to wrap my arms around her and call myself "Mommy" for the first time ever.... a title I had been imagining since my own childhood. The day was here- it was Ivy's birthday!

Dear Ivy,
This 4 years has gone by so quickly and I still can't believe you have miraculously changed from the little baby with duck fuzz hair, to the very decisive toddler, into the girly princess who is now a big 4 year old! 4 seems so much bigger than 3. All of your baby traits are gone and you have become quite the little girl- or "wo-man" that you tend to call yourself.

We have big plans for your 4th year of life! You are going to start Montessori preschool in just 10 days. We went to visit and you were so excited to find your name on a hook to hang your backpack. You love to know what is going on BEFOREHAND so you can be prepared. So we went to your school to look around, we looked on line at pictures of your teachers and the different learning stations, and the first question you asked is "When I get to school, what do I do first?" The teacher grinned and was happy to tell you the routine of the morning! You will have so much fun at school. You love to learn and you love to play and I am already eager to hear the stories you will tell about your day!

At 4 we are also going to go on your first trip to Disney World! My are you excited! I can't wait to see your face as you take in the princesses and the castle. I am anxious to see you looking glamorous after your trip to the Bippity Boppity Boutique. This trip is all for you and we cannot wait to make these memories at such an impressionable time. The magic will be there!

You love hard, Ivy~ and I think this is a good thing! You love your friends, you love your life, you love your family, and you love "doing" but loving hard also means sometimes you are rocked to the core with disappointment. Oh, it breaks my heart to see you sad when things don't go as planned and I am already praying for your protection from heart break as you get older- I dread those days! But Mommy will be here and oh how I will understand. I will try to never downplay your very real feelings. Loving hard will be a good thing when you can be passionate about everything you do in life! I am so excited to see what God has in store for you, little princess!

Cheers to another year! We love you more today than yesterday!

Happy 4th birthday, Ivy Girl!
Love, Mommy & Daddy

For Ivy's 4th birthday I got some inspiration from a bloggy friend, Danielle, and the cute interview she conducted with her 4 year old Colin! Thank you for the wonderful idea and I think Ivy had more fun than I did!

Ivy is quite the talker- or dramatic talker, I should say. So these are HER words exactly, no prompting or probing to change any answers! Enjoy getting to know Ivy as a big 4 year old!

Mommy wants to ask you questions to put on my blog, so that all my blog friends can read about you as a 4 year old. So, we will start with the basics:
What time do you wake up? 8:00
What time do you go to bed? Let's see here, probably 11 o'clock
Where do you live? In Tucky, Nicholasville.... she went on to tell her whole address and phone number!
* Friends, only 1 of these first three answers is a true statement!!! We are starting off getting to know the REAL Ivy for sure! :) *
Favorite meal: Lunch
Hahaha.... okay, favorite food: Macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and pizza
Favorite dessert: Strawberry cake
Favorite book: D.W.
Who is D.W.? She is Arthur's sister.... or brother.... is she a sister or brother?
Favorite movie: Rapunzel
Favorite way to play: Babydolls
Favorite princess: All of them, but mostly Ariel and Snow White
Favorite color: Pink and red and purple and turquoise and yellow and ......
Well, are there any colors that aren't your favorite? Orange. I don't like orange.
Favorite restaurant: Razoli's
What do you want to be when you grow up? A mommy- that's a good answer- right?
What will life be like as a 4 year old? Dressing up, high heels, and weddings!!!
I didn't tell Ivy, but that sounds like life as a 20 something.... not a 4 year old!

Happy 4th Birthday, Ivy! Thank you for lots of "just right" answers!


  1. Happy Birthday Ivy!! Time goes by way too fast!

  2. She gets cuter by the day! I love the interview, especially her very grown-up answers. Sounds like you better prepare yourself for a pretty exciting year (:

  3. So sweet! Happy Birthday Ivy!

  4. Happy Birthday Ivy!

    Love her answers in the interview :)


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