You are my Sunshine….

It’s a birthday that she’s been eagerly anticipating.  It’s a birthday that we’ve been prepping for for weeks…or so it seems.  She is the fantastic FOUR! Four is a big deal in the Perdue home because you finally get GUM! She has anticipated this birthday for a whole year.

She isn’t a baby anymore.  She is a walking, talking young lady who has opinions of her own although she’s had opinions since the day she was born. I am not sure turning four changed that very much.

Dear Anna Kate,

You my first born daughter are funny, independent, dramatic, witty, and loving. There is never a dull moment in our lives with you around. Everybody that gets a chance to know you, adores you.

Here are a few facts about four that I don’t want to forget:

  • Your favorite color is purple and pink sometimes.
  • Your favorite show is Dora.
  • You love for Mommy to polish your finger nails.
  • You want to wear a dress not shorts but a skirt or a dress. ALWAYS!
  • You have decided that you don’t want to play sport that has a ball. You don’t like to sweat.
  • Your baby dolls are always dressed up and lately it had been as princesses.
  • You have two imaginary friends: Salsa and Jochbelle. They get into all sorts of mischief. I love to hear your stories about them.
  • You love music, tape, glue, scissors, STICKERS and making a myriad of messy projects.
  • You love to spend quality time together especially when I am cooking. You always want to help me cook the meals.
  • You are still obsessed with Band-aids.

You have words and thoughts about the world that amuse and astonish me every day. Your imagination is endless and I am so jealous of your creativity. You are smart, you are sweet. My heart warms a bit when people comment on how you’re  a little mini me (of course you’re a much cuter version).  I’m just so proud that you’re mine.  I have a tendency to dress us in similar color clothes, but I promise that I will not try and force you to be like me. 

Oh sweet girl, I’m so proud of all that you already are.  And, I promise you that I will do all that I can to teach you and guide you and love you well. What a responsibility it is, to guide you through life and to pray that we do things well.  I pray that your little heart finds God at a young age.  There will be difficulties in this world, but I pray that your daddy and I can help you to become a girl and then a woman who faces trials with the understanding that you are not alone and that this life is only the beginning…

It was the week before Easter….

This week during Family Worship, we’ve been using The Resurrection Eggs. This is a fun and simple way to teach your children about the Triumphal Entry, Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal, Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Christ.  We hide the eggs around the house and then with great joy the kiddos run around and find them. Then, we sit down and go through the story of the gospel.