4 years of you

You started your last year of pre-k last month. This is your second year of Performing Arts school at Angela Floyd. Your teacher is Ms. Carolyn. You are learning french and you use the words in daily happenings. You have really started to enjoy dancing and practice around the house.  

You love to laugh, play outside, watch your shows, and eat ice cream. Today you ate chicken nuggets for the first time, finally! 

I am so proud of the sweet girl you are. You follow directions and listen. Ms. Carolyn said that you are a great role model in class. Your tball coach has even commented on how well behaved you are. 

You make me laugh every day. You frustrate me, too. But you have determination and stubbornness and I hope you never lose that. You are strong girl. You are capable of doing anything you put your mind to. I want big things for you, but mostly I want you to be happy. 

I love you always. 

Mom 

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Interview of mom

1. What is something mom always says to you?

“Bad girl.” (Just so we’re clear I’m not I’ve ever said that to you.)

2. What makes mom happy?
Be quiet, swim good with your butt up

3. What makes mom sad?
I don’t know

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Make silly faces

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Play with toys

6. How old is your mom?
3

7. How tall is your mom?

Huge! Like a tiny giant

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Go play

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
Just watch shows

10. What is your mom really good at?
Hmmmm playing at my swinger, pushing Piper

11. What is your mom not very good at?
No playing

12. What does your mom do for a job?
Take pictures 

13.What is your mom’s favorite food?
Oatmeal

14.What makes you proud of your mom?
Making silly faces

15. If your mom were a character, who would she be? Moana

16. What do you and your mom do together?
Go in the woods and hide

17. How do you know your mom loves you?
Because you love me and I love you

18. What does your mom like most about your dad?
I don’t know 

19. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
Go to the park with no swingset

20. How old was your Mom when you were born?
16

21. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Ummm?

22. How are you and your mom the same?
Because us got green eyes 

23. How are you and your mom different?
Because me is tiny and you is big! (With arms showing how big I am)

Almost FOUR.

Girl. You are a little over a week from being four! You ask questions and tell multi step stories. You have another family where everyone is named Bobo. You are excited to finally poop out the baby in your belly and you will name her peaches. You were concerned that Peaches would need boob milk and you don’t have any. I volunteered to help feed Peaches once she’s born. You have to have a tutu, a bracelet for both wrists and ankles and a headband around your head when you watch Lilo and Stitch. You know a lot of the words to Moana. After your Moana party, you are going to have a Paw Patrol birthday. Such a planner. You just learned to swim without a floatie! You’re addicted to swimming now. You have fallen off your horse twice now. You went to horse camp last week and loved it again.

Favorite food: says mac and cheese but you don’t eat it..pizza or spaghetti

Favorite color: pink 

Favorite movie: Stitch

Favorite tv show: Bob with dad. You said Elena of Avalon

Favorite place to go: Chuck E Cheese

Want to be when you grow up: like Moana

Favorite animal: horseys

Favorite drink: milk

Best friend: “all my best friends”

Growing up

Jovi,

You are growing up so fast. You are beautiful, funny, and so much fun to be around. As you continue to grow up, there are few things I want you to remember:

Be you. You don’t have to be a leader but be YOU. Stay true to who you are and what you believe in.

Laugh. A lot. Life gets serious, but don’t let it get to you. Find the humor in life. Laugh until you cry. 

Love with all you have. Love people, love yourself. Love your sister, love your parents. 

Be kind. Be kind to everyone. You don’t have to like everyone, but be kind. 

Dream big. And then follow those dreams. You can do it. If you want to be a doctor, play soccer, and be the girl who rides horses do it. Do it big, girl.

Save money. Buy things that make you happy, but save money too. You never know when you’ll need it.

People will be mean to you at some point, but pick yourself up and get over it. They may make fun of your clothes, your hair, or anything they can. Just realize they are insecure and being mean to you is how they cope. Just smile and walk away. That says way more about you than any amount of words.

Find your passion. If you’re in a job, relationship, or hobby you aren’t passionate about, leave it. Pursue your passions.

Call your parents. We love you. We will annoy you. We will embarrass you. You will think we don’t understand, but we do. And we always will.

Eat cake. Maybe not the entire cake, but enjoy it. 

Live, laugh, love. 

We love you, sweet girl.

Love,

Mom

Goodbye 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to reflect on the happenings of the year.

Dad got a job in Hilton Head  

We tried to sell the house

Dad worked in Hilton Head through the summer 

You went to horse camp

You turned 3

We went to Dollywood a ton

You started performing arts preschool

You played tball

You started horse lessons 

You became a big sister

You loved Santa and got a sandbox and a whistle 

You started sleeping in a big girl bed

I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!

Love you sweet girl.

Christmas!

Oh girl, the Christmas magic was alive in you this year. You visited santa twice, we rode the Polar Express to the North Pole, and made reindeer food. 

You asked santa for a pink whistle, a big sandbox, and a racetrack and a bunch of cars. Santa came through with all your requests and more!

“Santa came! Santa came!”

Oh man, no snow.