Our baby girl turned 6 years old on Friday. While she was riding her new bike outside today, she said, “I love to laugh and smile.” And she does. She loves being tickled! It’s basically the only game she wants to play with mommy or daddy. Some kind of running around and when she gets caught she needs to be tickled. She loves telling her sister what to do and doesn’t like it when her sister doesn’t listen. She is a very take-charge kind of girl. Violet does love her siblings and really does help me out when I need an extra hand. I love that she asks questions, about everything. She has been enjoying homeschooling, most days. She really loves knowing she is beginning to read, but doesn’t exactly enjoy the process. Violet loves dressing up and doing lots of girly things, like painting her nails or wanting to put on mommy’s makeup. She has grown a lot this year and we just love her to pieces.
She was very happy with Anna and Elsa on her cake!
Create a Snowman with Toilet Paper game
They did a great job!
Last Saturday we went to our friend’s daughter’s one year birthday party. It was really nice and warm and sunny that afternoon. The area where they had the party was at a pond with this trail all the way around and scattered around the pound were these little pavilions. There was even a playground on one side. It was a nice setting, but wasn’t completely relaxing with the kids walking back and forth right beside the pond, that only had maybe a foot high wooden posts around it. Micah did a great job being the grill master for the party. They had lots of different meat that we kept eating as they were coming off the grill. Steak, hot dogs, sausages, chicken, trout and some vegetables too. And they also served fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, very traditional.
On the way home, there is this huge apple in the entrance to the park area. Little Miss Moody was showing some attitude in the next picture for not getting her way for wanting to sit on the apple for the picture.
Afterwards we dropped off Aunt Trycia at her hotel, and it started to rain lightly. We rode the metro then we made a pit stop at the nearby little grocery store to our house on the walk home to get the essentials. It was nice to come in from the rain for a bit before walking the rest of the way. We were about 4th or 5th in line since there was only one register open and the girls started fussing over something. The other lady working in the store asked what was wrong, and I just said it was nothing. But she saw I was pregnant and told us to come over to another register where she would check us out. Other people in the long line decided to follow us, but the lady says to them, What, are you pregnant too? We were amused at her blunt rudeness for the other people, but thankful for letting us check out and go. And it was just kind of accepted by the other people as they muttered some stuff under their breath and went back to the line they were standing in.
Our big girl turned 3 years old yesterday!! Every day she is talking so much more in big long sentences and paragraphs and sometimes just surprises me with how much she knows! She is such a joy and a blessing to our whole family and we love her so much!
We decided to have a small birthday party for her on Sunday night, with two Russian couples. We had lots of food and then she had a fun time opening presents from them and playing with her friend Andrei. And of course we sang to her and had some chocolate cake!
Yesterday the 23rd was her actual birthday, so last night we had some presents from family that she opened up. Thank you family for giving her a special day! She loves opening presents, so she really enjoyed it.