Georgia at 4.5

November 17, 2015

Georgia, you are 4.5 years old.  You are on the downward slide to five.  A whole entire hand.  I cannot even handle this.  At all.

Besides being absolutely adorable you have a kind yet independent spirit.  I don't think a parent can ever fully describe their child's personality but I'm going to try.

You are very much a people person and love HARD.  You love to be held and snuggle and you are very protective of your best friends and cousins. (Only child issue I'm guessing).  Although, if you are meeting an adult for the first time you can be shy at times but not always.
Fours have been really great for us.  You're using your manners more and more, you're less argumentative although you do negotiate, we have less spankings and fewer meltdowns.  You do whine occasionally but that's getting better.  We're really trying to stress the importance to you of  your tone of voice and how you ask for things.

My dad told me once that you are the happiest child he has ever met and that is really true.  You are sunshine 90% of the time.
Don't get me wrong though, you have your moments.  You are strong willed and independent but you usually will do what we want in the end.

You are very smart (I know every parent says that) and really enjoy learning.  You've started to read (a few sight words and sounding out some words) and actually read your first sentence in October.  "Sam sat in the sand"...we were all very proud.  You've started counting by two's and ten's.  We're up to 40 so we practice that all different ways.  You can count to 40 by ones or tens.  You're really into all different kinds of animals and love to watch Discovery channel shows.  You also like to color, write, and draw or play with your stuffed animals.  You are very creative, imaginative, and are great at playing by yourself.  You're pretty good with geography and we've just started French (at home) and piano (with MeMe) in addition to ballet, tap, and gymnastics.

You talk a lot and ask a lot of questions.  You love learning about all kinds of new things.  You're interested in almost everything.
You've started to occasionally have bad dreams at night.  I can still get you to take 2-3 naps a week.  You've almost out grown your regular napping but you still always have quiet time in your room.  Generally from 2-4.

Home school is still going really well.  We're doing well with our scheduling and I'm pretty sure you like all the freedom home school is providing both of us.  As long as you get plenty of friend time you're good.  You usually like to have one thing/even to look forward to every day.  Like, going to gymnastics or knowing friends are coming over for dinner.
You're girly and prissy but at the same time have so many tom boy characteristics.  You love bugs and dinosaurs.  You carry our chickens all over the yard.  You love to run and ride your scooter.  Your sunday school teacher says, "She's the prettiest tom boy I've ever met."  She is very rough and tumble.  Loves to wrestle and play chicken in the pool but will stop everything she's doing to go pick flowers or "ooh" and "aww" over a new baby.

You like to collect little things you find called, "your treasures".  Usually small sequins or jewels, pretty rocks, and other random things.  You're obsessed with your stuffed animals and nutcrackers.

You've tried to become more picky the older you get but we're not really letting you.  You will eat almost anything although you may complain about it.  Some of your favorite foods are: avocado, salad with balsamic, cucumbers with balsamic, tortillas, pizza, anything with ranch, apples, beans and rice.  The only thing I can think of that you cannot stand are cooked carrots.  Your favorite meal that your dad makes is lemon garlic pasta with sauteed chicken and spinach salad.  You always tell us how much you love it and how it's the best.

You are 42.1 lbs (80.3%) and 43 in I think (75.8%)

You're sweet and kind and I love you and I'll try and talk less

that plant that smells like pizza is getting big (basil)

to our dog: "Oh that's my good boy"

Listening to me sing Adele: "No mom.  Stop it."

 "Mom, I want to give some of my Christmas books away.  I want to give them to kids who don't get as many presents as I do."

"their Christmas decorations are up.  That's just terrible.  We're supposed to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We're supposed to be thankful for things like Momma and Daddy!"


Megan C said...

Love those pictures of her! That headband is just too cute! So adorable!! Also, love the new blog design.

tom said...

nice said...

I agree perfectly well with your in terms of home school! It provides such freedom and availability of combinations of day! I wish I could assure it for my future children as well!


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