Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's in a year?

Happy Happy Birthday...
to the 'Big Kids' as they've come to be known. And, they have really become big kids this year. Things that have changed, as Bridgey went from 2 years old to 3 and Ky went from 4 to 5:

Kyanne: You learned how to do loads of stuff. You can now write your letters, draw adorable pictures of people and make nests with baby eggs out of play dough. You can clean your room, put your clothes away, make your bed, get dressed and say your prayers all by yourself. Your really interested in Heavenly Father and love to tell him all about the things you love.

Your favorite game right now is "Barn", where you pretend to be a horse tied up in a Barn on fire. Bridgey is usually the fireman who rescues you. Your also fascinated with Unicorns and baby ponies. You love to draw and color and can spend hours doing it. Your favorite color is pink again, a big change from purple. And, you still love princesses but not as much as you love horses.

You also still love make-up, dress-ups and painting your toes. But, your no longer so insistent upon 'Disney' brand dress ups, but instead enjoy my great-grandma's scarfs and the old vintage clothes in Grandma Larsen's attic (they're way cooler anyway).

Your dad taught you to do handstands and you practice all the time. Your favorite number is still 5 and and your favorite letter is still S. I started reading you chapter books this summer and you love to cuddle up for a half hour to an hour at a time listening to stories about witches, ponies and Captain Underpants.

You help me out with Fin and Bridge all day long. I love it and realized just how much you do for me the weekend you went to Waterton with your Grandma. Your favorite playmates are your siblings, and any little girl your age. Your very social and love going for "playdates". Your still as independent as ever and never mind going places alone.

Your a bit more mischievous since you figured out how to bait Bridgey into to doing something naughty for you. (ie. "Bridgey, there's cookies in the pantry, go get them.") If he doesn't get caught you eat them with him, if he does you totally blame the poor kid. It's pretty funny.

Family Home Evening is something you look forward to every week. And, you usually always put on a "Show" for the family at the end. You think swimming is where it's at, and this year when you played tee-ball you tired any excuse to get out of it. You started sewing with me this summer, but sadly I'm not sure you really like it. I thought my favorite ages for kids were baby and preschooler but, I was wrong, I love Kindergartner too. You start school in 2 weeks and I can't wait for you. You love new people, places and new adventures. You've been that way since the beginning. It's sure fun!

Bridgey Bear: What can I say. Your "Bridgey Bear" you tell me all the time. Along with Bridgey the super hero, and Spidy-man too. You love pretend about as much as your big sister. Your super easy going just like you were as a baby. If Ky wants to play Barn, your in, Princesses, Heroes, House, your in. But, your favorite thing to play is: "A Game". Any game with do. You don't care for the rules, you've got your own. And, you don't even need all the pieces. Your in Heaven with a package of cards, or an old game board and a die. Your the most enthusiastic person I think I've ever met, taking after your dad for sure. Even when you get in trouble you smile with your mouth and your crinkly eyes and say, "Okay mom." And then bounce away. Sometimes I have this thought that I need to be meaner or harsher so you'll seem more sad when you get in trouble, but then I realize that's silly, your enthusiasm is something to be admired not extinguished.

You love animals and "Beedles". All bugs are Beatles to you. It's pretty cute. You started using the potty about 6 months ago and love wearing underwear. Sometimes you have accidents because your too busy to use the potty, and I get frustrated with you, but you never seem to care, you just jollily smile at me and apologize and then skip away. You got a dog this year. You named her "Blue Kitty" and then giggled because your so funny. We all giggled too. Blue Kitty has been a true pal and you play with her several times a day. You think skateboarding and riding your bike is where it's at and do it everyday. Your so tickled with how fast you can go around the culdasac. We are too. We recently got Tree House and your in love, too in love. You beg to watch t.v. and cry when I turn it off. I'm a little worried to introduce video games when your older.

Your favorite person is your big sister, and you cry when she leaves for school. You've also become pretty good friends with Fin even though she's only a year and a half. You've really learned how to be patient with her as she doesn't understand when she takes your toys or hits you in the face thinking you'll laugh. You pick her up when she falls and give her hugs when she's sad. And, I have heard you more than once, tell bigger kids, "Hey, that's my sister!" when they make her sad. It's the sweetest thing ever. Your sure alot of fun. I love this age.

We took you two to Chuckie Cheese for your Birthday and you both got to pick one friend to come with. Bridgey picked his cousin who he adores, Livi and Ky picked Aria Ogden. Ky got horses and Barbies to ride them for her birthday (surprise! surprise!) and Bridgey got Linkin Logs, and a Dinosaur he loves from Auntie Kesh.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

What super sweet kids you have!