Happy Birthday, Lucia!

Dinosaur cake! This is what she asked for and this is what she got. It was a yellow cake, with vanilla frosting. It was good, but she only picked out the chocolate chips for consumption.
Dinosaur cake! This is what she asked for and this is what she got. It was a yellow cake, with vanilla frosting. It was good, but she only picked out the chocolate chips for consumption.

Today, and this weekend, we celebrate Lucia’s 4th birthday! She came so long after our other kids that I often think of her as our little girl, but as she turns 4 I am often reminded that she is not as young as she used to be.

Lucia at 4 is super-cute and excited about life. She loves to play with others and has many friends. She is very social once he gets to know someone and loves to connect with people of all ages. She still loves to be read to and lately has been doing some more ‘reading’ on her own. She is very familiar with some stories and will flip through the books on her own, telling the story.

This year she start the Playgarden class at Bean Sprouts, Susan’s school. She loves having her friends come to her on a weekly basis and still likes to drop in on the Parents & Tots class when she is not at the library with Mimi.

Lucia still shares a room with Mari. She is up between 7:30 and 8:30 and stumbles down the stairs, looking for someone to hang out with. She likes cereal for breakfast, with almond milk. She will also share egg whites with me and Rose. After breakfast she is off to school, or life. She likes noodles & cheese for lunch, the occasional grilled cheese, and pizza. She is still rather picky about what she eats and almost never eats meat. We head to bed at around 9. She brushes her teeth mostly by herself and then plays in her room while I read to Mari and Elliot and get Rose to sleep. She is in bed by 9:30 and insists on a proper goodnight, with a hug and a kiss when possible.

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