Tuesday, November 4, 2008
times infinity. This is how much I love this little girl. But that is only represented by a number, not by how much my heart bursts at the thought of her.
Caroline turned 4 yesterday. Four. I can't tell you how many people ask how we are going to fight off the boys for this little girl and I always think, "If they can figure her out, keep up with her, make her notice them, they may just earn the right to be near her", or something like that.
She is a ball of energy, a bundle of random kisses and hugs, the owner of words that make you laugh or cry out with exasperation, the sweetest little thing or the feistiest - pick your minute of the day.
We had a small little gathering for her, some neighborly friends. All she would say is that she wanted 100 things. "Some from the T.V., some from the book", (meaning Nick Jr. commercials or the Toys'R'Us catalog that came in the mail the other day) was her reply when asked what she wanted, but never specifics. I hope she thinks that is what she got.
She did get a little doll from my parents, she named it Ruby - this is one name that I wanted for her, so I am glad her little doll has it (and am quite glad that she is Caroline, it is perfect). She was thrilled with the day and even woke me up at 4 am this morning to ask me if it was still her birthday. She was up late, telling me that her animals and Ruby weren't tired so she couldn't go to sleep, they were keeping her up. I told her to go back in her room and explain to them it was a long day, so much excitement and they all needed their sleep. A little argument followed between her and the said animals, really. I heard her trying to talk them into sleep, but they came up with some very good reasons why they should all stay up and keep celebrating.
The other night, Eli and Dave were playing Wii Sports and Eli yelled, "YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?!?" to Dave, taunting him and Caroline followed it up with a very serious shout, "YEAH, YOU WANT A PIECE OF CAKE?!?". No one could stop laughing, we still can't.
Paige, I still don't know which of your photos is my favorite, I love them all. You have to help me choose. Or just come and take more and more, please?