Four years ago today, we welcomed our Alanna Cherish. We were amazed at God's goodness to us when, at birth, her health was much better then we'd expected it to be! Reflecting on all God's brought her through, I'm even more thankful for her health now!
And now it's her 4th birthday: the day she's been anticipating and talking about for months. It's adorable to watch a four-year-old's excitement over a placemat, vase with flowers, four little pancakes, and best of all chocolate milk at her place for breakfast. Besides all that, she "didn't even have to do her job" (setting the table) since "now it's my birthday!!" Of the four birthdays in the past month, her's is the last, which only multiplies her excitement!
We love this little girl to pieces! She "has so much personality"...and is just a complete joy to have around! From nicknames, and singing, to facial expressions...she's way too cute.
She's a busy bee, asking often if she can help. Often, she'll see something that needs to be done and do it...without being asked! Her initiative is such a blessing!
She loves, loves, loves William! They're the best of friends. For the most part, the two don't want to do things without each other. When they're separated he constantly asks where she is, and she talks about when she'll get to see him again. It's so precious!
...Yes, this is her playing soccer. She was kicking the football since we were using the soccer ball! Her roots came out there (like they do for many in our family at times!) and we smothered our laughs when she informed us of what she was doing!