My gosh is it THAT time again already? We decided that we would do a photo shoot of the kids on their birthdays every year. Well, Jaelin is turning 4-years-old, so we had another birthday photo shoot over the weekend. She's just blossoming in front of our very eyes. We're so proud of our little lady.
(the following was written by Judy)
I used to hear my own parents say this at every year of my development but truly, seriously, oh-my-goodness-gracious (!!!) I cannot believe that I am a mother of a (soon to be) four-year-old! Jaelin is full of spirit. Some might perceive it as stubbornness. But being someone who is often misunderstood in the same way, I'd like to describe it as "passionate." She knows what she likes, and she makes sure what she likes is as she likes it. Nothing wrong with that, right? For example, Jaelin insists that her ketchup forms a line on top of her hot dog. She likes ribbons on her hair. She loves bossing Jeremy around (ha!). Jaelin also loves to play Cinderella (interesting enough, she likes assuming the role of the stepmother or stepsister). She loves tea time. She often carries a tray of tea cups, cream and sugar, along with cookies & cake nicely arranged on top of small tea plates for us to share. She is very thoughtful. When I sit down, she asks if I need a pillow to be comfortable (she knows I have trouble with my back). She is very caring towards her baby brother. She makes sure that small toys are out of his reach because she knows they are dangerous for him. She also LOVES it when Chase watches her, and he just LOVES staring at her. She has been verbally spelling her name and is now writing it out. She already draws better than me! She is our sunshine, our world, our hope & dream. We thank God for every moment of her life. Happy 4th birthday, my lady. You are mommy's love, life and heart.
Here are a couple of shots from last year's photo shoot (3-years-old)...