Friday, February 24, 2017

~Audrey: 5~

Dear Audrey,

Five amazing years ago you came into our lives, changing it for the absolute better!! From the very beginning, you have done things in your own way, on your own time. You are creative- from picking your own outfits (that often make me cringe!) to making art how you like it. You have a great love for reading and writing. You love quality time with your family but also appreciate some alone time to reflect and recharge. Your memory blows me away- nothing gets past you. You always want to help whether it's in the kitchen or in the workshop with Daddy. You are a little mother to your little brother and younger children at the dayhome and preschool.

You are sensitive and sweet; silly and sassy! You do not like it when anyone cleans up your room or messes with your toys. You are so helpful around the house- cleaning up when asked, helping set the table or grabbing something for your brother.

You love learning new things and going new places but you are also content to be at home. You love to run around outside and your imagination is wild! You can turn any old box into the greatest toy!

Being your mother is everything I ever wanted and while you test me daily, I love what a strong, independent, yet caring girl you are growing up to be!

Love you baby girl!!

xoxo, Mama

Eating: Loves snacks, sandwiches, yogurt, waffles, fruit and triangle wraps (with cheese). Hates meat, sauce, and some veggies. Most meals are a bit of a struggle to get her to try them, unless they contain fries and/or chicken fingers. She has a sweet tooth.

Sleeping: She usually sleeps from 8pm-7am, or later on the weekends/non-dayhome days. She loves long cuddles before bed.

Hair/Eyes: Hair is still dark brown and curly. It's long but looks much shorter with the curls. Eyes are a lovely hazel-green.

Weight/Height: Not sure about weight- around 45 lbs. She is 45 inches tall. She had a big growth spurt recently- she is now in size 6 clothes and size 12-13 shoes. She is definitely a tall girl!

Likes: She loves to help in the kitchen or in Daddy's workshop, play with her dolls, all the crafting and stickers, playdoh, makeup with Mommy and getting her nails done. She loves watching TV- Octonauts and Dinosaur Train are the current favourites. She loves to read and be read to. She likes to make lists and draw pictures.

Dislikes: when her brother picks on her, when the TV is turned off, being told to clean up when she's in the middle of playing, wearing socks, having her hair washed.

Big Sister: Audrey loves being a big sister so much. She is so excited for the new baby to come! She kisses mommy's tummy, sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to the baby and wants nightly cuddles with the baby. I know she will be the best big sister to this new little one and will be so helpful. Although I haven't been able to convince her to change diapers or do nightly feeds so far!

Preschool: Audrey is doing so well in preschool. Her teachers are very impressed with her progress and can't believe it's only her first year in preschool. She follows directions well but sometimes tells her teachers that she wants to do things a certain way which they are often open to. Sometimes she says she doesn't want to go to preschool but she always has a good time there and the teachers say she is fine so I'm not sure what that's about.

Audrey is our special girl and we are so lucky to be her parents!

Happy 5th Birthday sweet girl!!


  1. Oh my gosh, that last photo is so sweet! Happy Birthday sweet girl.


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