Sunday, May 3, 2015

Abigail Mae is FOUR year old!

She is incredible. Smart, sweet, and sassy. Independent and headstrong. She has so many qualities that are going to be so beneficial to her when she's all grown up...but make it a bit challenging at times to be her parent ;)

Abby is now our early riser. She loves snuggling with me on the couch first thing. She is pretty good in the mornings but will occasionally grumble about going to school. If she's staying home with dad, she gets upset when I leave. If it's dad's day to take her to school, she gets upset that I'm not there to get her ready. Those are some rough mornings and I feel so bad for her (and Chris!) She's just a big time Momma's girl. When I ask her about it, she says, "I just love/miss you too much!" Love her.

She's so imaginative...she loves to dance around and sing. Still very much a selective listener, lol. She gets into the zone and does her own thing.

Bedtime is probably the only time of day I get SUPER frustrated with her. She gets out of bed 1,000 times. She needs a drink, a story, a snack (I'm still hungry!), to tell us she loves us, to give us one more hug & kiss...etc. We end up walking her back a trillion times each night and usually she's asleep about an HOUR after she originally went to bed. I try not to talk to her or give her any attention when I walk her's all business. I do tuck her in (oh how I wish I could strap her down!!) and kiss her and tell her, "I love you." Because I know she won't always do this. It actually calms me to pick her up, have her lay her head on me, and squeeze her as I walk her back. I won't always be able to do that, and what if this is the last time? What if tomorrow she starts staying in her bed? A part of me will miss the 30 seconds I get of holding her, kissing her, tucking her in. I can suck it up.

I often wonder how she can be SO different from Audrey. But I find that they really compliment each other. Where one is easy, the other is more challenging. They keep us on our toes and there is never a dull moment.

She loves school, her teacher, and her friends. But I honestly can't wait until she's in Kindergarten with ME. Having Audrey with me is such a joy. I hate to wish time away, but I'm just so excited! She has a whole year of preschool, thankfully it's at a place we all love!

She's perfected the teenage scowl!

She doesn't like to be told no, and she doesn't always handle it well. I think she's a little bit immature in that aspect. We're working on it! You never know how she'll react. Sometimes she stomps and cries and yells. Other times she'll say, "Ok!" and be perfectly happy. I'm up for the challenge. I always win ;)

Abby loves dance class. Such a difference from just a few months ago when I had to push her in and close the door! A few weeks ago I told her we were skipping class because she'd had a small cough just the day before. She insisted that we go. We did and she was absolutely fine. I love her spirit. I am so curious to see how she'll do at recital. She's really looking forward to soccer this summer. I can't wait to see her in the pool. She's so determined, I know she'll be a little fish! Because she is so different from Audrey, seeing her do new things is very exciting!

One of the best things about Abby is how she treats Anne. She is just the most incredible big sister! She is kind, patient, very tolerant. I love watching them interact. She really enjoys teaching Annie new things. Such a sweetheart!

Every single day I look at her and realize how lucky I am to be her mom. She is beyond amazing and I love watching her grow. Our beautiful little Abigail Mae is such a blessing.

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