My sweet little Audrey Thyme turned 4 today!
I absolutely cannot believe that it’s been 1461 days since that sweet baby came into our lives. It seems like she’s been part of our family forever, babies are awesome like that.
Every year this child turns another year Jordan and I give ourselves a pat on the back. Whew, we’ve kept her alive another year! This use to be a joke we made with Sydney. But with Audrey it really is an accomplishment! She doesn’t make it easy, at all.
Compared to age 2, however, 3 was a pretty good year for Audrey! Worst thing that happened was her tonsils were removed in September.
She’s been talking about her birthday since January, it’s been a LONG 6 months for her. I’ve been chuckling during these last 6 months because her impatience almost perfectly matches mine when I was waiting for her to arrive! Because she had been waiting for SO long, and she had to watch all of her Joy School friends have their birthdays first we decided to celebrate a week early, so her party was June 14th.
In case you don’t know who she’s dressed up as, we had a Sofia the First party! Audrey seriously looks just like Sofia, in my opinion. We had two parties on the same day, a friend party and a family party. Yet again, the amazing Chelsee stepped up and helped me with the cake and cupcakes!
She got a tricylce for her birthday, one that is small enough to fit her and she can easily peddle all by herself! This is a huge thing for my small girl
And now, for my favorite part! Audrey stories/quotes from the last year:
-”There’s a hot dog in this stick!” (talking about a corndog)
-”I put my eye on you!” (instead of “I’ve got my eye on you!” something she heard often!)
-”You driving MY crazy!” (instead of “you’re driving me crazy!” also something she heard often!)
-”Don’t say stupid! It’s actually rude!” this one she would shout across the room. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
-We watched someone skydive on TV and I asked Audrey if she wanted to do that when she grew up. Her resonance was, “No, I falled out of a window, dat hurts. These people are crazy!”
-She would request the “light colored” bowl/plate/cup. And would throw a fit if hers was dark.
-We met a friend at the airport who was returning home from a 2 year mission in Chile. His name is Peter, when he left Audrey was only 18 months so she didn’t remember him. Right before we left to go meet him she told me, “I’m so excited I finally get to meet Peter Pan!” I corrected her and said no, it’s not Peter Pan, it’s just a friend named Peter. She replied, “Mama, you said he was FLYING in!”
-”I can’t wait any longer!!!!”
-”I SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO hungry!”
How hungry are you?
-She is ALWAYS singing!
-After Grandpa Sherman’s funeral there was a luncheon and Audrey had a cookie that Zachary wanted. She held it above his head so he couldn’t get it. He grabbed her shirt, pulled her down and stole the cookie. A few minutes later she went to take his cookie and he put it above his head. He’s 3″ shorter than she is, but she didn’t try to get the cookie, she sobbed and threw herself down saying that she wanted a cookie.
-She got her finger caught on the bow on her leotard in dance class. Teacher Annie offered to cut it off. Audrey though Annie was talking about her finger. She came screaming, crying and running as fast as those little legs could carry her from the dance room.
-”Mama, is Cotton Babies far away? Far away like Utah? Utah is VERY far away!”
-She overuses the words “always” and “never.”
-When she turned 3 she decided that she would never wear jeans again. So she wore a lot of leggings. 10 months later Jordan made her wear jeans while she went bike riding. She cried and said, “I ALWAYS wear jeans! I NEVER get to wear leggings!”
-Audrey: Pretend I’m Sleeping Beauty and I’m asleep ’cause I touched the spindle. I need a kiss!
Sydney I’m not kissing you!Audrey: Then I’ll DIE!!!!
-Audrey was putting powdered sugar on her plate, but had no pancake. Grandma Sherman told her she needed to eat a pancake with it. Audrey’s answer: “Why?”
(Let’s have a goal this year of no ER trips, no surgeries, and no ear infections!)