Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Danya Joy!

There doesn't seem to be much doubt about it we are very lucky parents. Although 3 was worse than 2 for the attitude and 4 at times is looking like it might be ugly too, her comprehension and desire to learn are off the charts.  When asked how old she is she responds "I'm not old! I'm a big girl!" So when asked how big she is she says "dunno let's get the tape and check, okay Momma" Apparently in her world being big and tall is more important than how many years you have lived.

Danya's Favorite things:
Her friends!
Especially Bryler, Brinley, Marlena, Maylene, Courteney (her baby sister aka baby sitter) and Ryan!
Dressing up!
Mostly she asks me to make her new costumes constantly. Once she has a new one she'll wear it for a few days and then change her mind.
Nana, Papa, Gammy, Gamfi, Lola, and Dadda or Uncle Clifford:
Tonight she got mad at John and I because we put her in time out for her attitude and she started crying that she wanted to go home with Gammy and Gamfi to Minnesota.  She's been talking a lot about riding on a plane and going for visits or having you all come to her house.
Movies!
I won't lie to you Danya is obsessed with movies. When she finds one she likes we get the honor of watching it every time she is allowed a movie for several days until it mysteriously disappears.
Slushies!
Yep, still a favorite, followed in close succession with popcicles.
Dolls!
Whether they be Barbies, Baby dolls or any other doll she loves them. She can be heard having rather lengthy conversations for her dolls. She also has been practicing her fashion design skills with washcloths around her dolls. It's pretty fun.
She's been pretty convinced lately that I am going to the hospital not for meetings with other NICU parents but to go pick up a real baby. She has also been known to start roumors that she's going to be a big sister soon. Don't believe her, unfortunately she still has a while to wait.
Dancing!
video
This video is actually from the 4th of July so it's a little old.  Her dancing skills have improved since then. It's a lot of fun to worship with her on Sunday mornings.

Reading!
She loves to read books. She has several of her books memorized and now our routine at night is usually I read her 2 books and she reads me 1. It's so much fun to see her learn. 
Her favorite characters are still Fancy Nancy, the Disney Princesses, Hiccup and Toothless,  and Strawberry Shortcake.
Stats:
According to the bathroom scale she weighs 44 lbs. (93%)
She is 43 inches tall. (96%)

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Mommy, Daddy, and Me

Mommy, Daddy, and Me
These photos are from roughly the same age for each of us.