Monday, December 15, 2008

Mimi is Four!!

Naomi's birthday was last week, and I'm having a hard time believing that she's actually 4. Four is big. Four is . . . well, four. Well past the choking stage and well into having and expressing actual opinions. (Although that's nothing new to Naomi.)
Some information about my girl:
* She loves backpacks. And purses. And suitcases. And bags. And packing said backpacks and purses and suitcases and bags. She always has a bag of some kind with her, filled with the items needed for any eventuality. Occasionally, I make her completely unpack a bag and put the stuff away, and at that point we find: a swimsuit (who knows when you might need one of those), a princess dress (we ALL know when you might need one of those--all the time), several kinds of lip gloss, a movie or two, a Barbie, two Polly Pockets, a notebook, a Ziploc bag filled with snacks, and several crayons. She's the girl you want to be with in case of an emergency.
* She talks ALL THE TIME. To whoever is listening, and sometimes that is only herself or an imaginary companion. When Sara was here over Thanksgiving, Mimi wandered through the room chattering contentedly. When she noticed Sara watching her, she said, "I'm just talking to a giant. I LOVE giants!"
* Her temperament, although still mercurial, has leveled considerably in the past year. We haven't had a spit-flinging, arm-flailing, hour-long flaming fit since March. Thank heavens. I think she's finally developing some self-soothing skills. Whew!
*She loves to eat hot dogs, hard-boiled eggs (which she calls dried-up eggs), bacon, and turkey. She will actually say no to a second cookie or piece of cake (although she'll never say no to a fourth or fifth piece of gum).

I love that girl!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Mimi. You are such a cute girl especially all dolled up in your princess coustumes.

Lyle said...

That's my little Midger Squidger.

Mags said...

ps pem, need your address so's i can send ya a christmas card.

Mags said...

wait ps? i didn't even comment yet. i think we should get our 4 year old girls together asap. avery is wants to be blond, she needs the next best thing, a blond friend! they could princess it up allday.

Sara said...

Mimikins, I love you more than I love giants!

Story Family said...

What a cute and smart Birthday Girl! I'm sure the big 4 was a happy day indeed. It was fun to get a glimpse into her world. Happy Birthday!

Jonas said...

Man, I sure do love that little girl.

Kirsten.Kyle said...

Happy Birthday Mimi!
- Your "Favorite" Primary Teachers

Cynthia and Steve said...

Happy birthday Mimi! Kaitlyn was just saying to me today how she misses Mimi and Olivia and going to your place and playing on the hill.

Mags said...

hey guess what? I just found Janell's blog. did you know she is like this famous cake decorator? check it out here:http://www.onesweetslice.com
and here:http://tjbrowns.blogspot.com/
cool eh?