I know quite a few readers here have been reading from the start and so i'm sure you also can't believe where the time has gone.
Usually for Lily's Birthday I write a little update on her. This year I thought I would do that but with a difference. I am going to tell you 17 things about Lily all from the letters of Happy Birthday Lily.
Hope you enjoy reading them.
Hyperactive - Some days I have never known anything like it. She will be rolling around the place giggling away, singing and screaming at the top of her voice. She has so much energy and never ever naps or seems to get tired.
Argumentative - Lily likes to challenge me with every chance possible and loves to try and argue to not have to do things or to try and get her own way. Generally a simple 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 works with this and I win.
Polite - Lily's manners are hit and miss, she can be really good when someone gives her something and will hug them and say Thank you so much! But then also forget to say thank you for the little things and needs to be reminded.
Playful - Lily loves playing with others and has now started to make friends who she loves to play with. Her confidence playing with others has come on leaps and bounds in the last year.
Yoyo - Her moods go up and down from day to day. One day she is super happy and happy to do her own thing, and the next is clinging to my leg and winging a lot.
Baby Dolls - Babies are one of Lily's favourite toys. She has lots of them and is constantly taking care of them and playing mummy.
Intelligent - Since Lily has been going to Nursery she has been getting so clever. She has started to learn her name, knows all her songs, is learning her numbers and she is getting really good at copying writing letters now.
Really Sweet - Lily can be so sweet. She says the loveliest things about her family and friends and she is always kind enough to share her sweets and chocolate with others. She always offers and If I say no Thank you, she says "Go onnnnnnn" It is a good job I am not on a diet as she always managed to convince me to have another chocolate.
Talented - Lily has always impressed me with her drawing ability. She is always drawing people mainly but now has got good at drawing our cats and also the sunshine. Her favourite thing to paint is apple tree's and she is really good at this too, the paintings always come out looking exactly like a apple tree.
Hungry - Lily seems to be non stop eating and is constantly asking me for foods. Her sweet tooth has certainly grown and she loves to eat cake now. I have had to move the snacks cupboard to a higher one because through out the day she would constantly be helping herself to snacks. Especially biscuits.
Dark - Lily is still scared of the dark, but also scared of many other things too. She is slowly getting over her fear of dogs and picks and chooses which days she is scared of them. Lily mostly hates loud noises though, and is terrified of hand dryers which makes going to public bathrooms really hard work.
Attitude - Lily is now 4 going on 14. She talks back, does a moody little pout and crosses her arm and stamps her feet. If this is her little attitude now, I dread to think what it will be like at 14.
Young at heart - Though Lily is growing up, I do still see her as my little baby and I still love the times that she wants to cuddle up in my arms. She currently has night terrors and its at these moments when I have to reassure her I get reminded of how little she still is.
Loving - Lily is so loving now and has a huge heart. She never likes seeing people upset and will comfort them by saying "shhh its okay, I got you".
Independent- Lily's independence is growing but she is still relying on me for a lot of things. She will on some days get herself dressed, take her self to the toilet, and play on her own. But there are other days where she says she can't do it and wants my help.
Lazy - This is something I am trying to break her habit of, but she can be so lazy. Always asking to be picked up because she doesn't want to walk, won't tidy up, and is always asking me to get her things she could get herself. But at the same time she is always happy to jump out of bed and never wants to go in it at night.
Year - Lily has changed so much in this last year. The biggest change I have noticed is her confidence. Last year at Nursery she was so shy and wasn't getting stuck in where as this year she has come on in leaps and bounds and is really getting involved. She isn't as shy anymore and seems to be popular at Nursery with the children there. I love when I pick her up and all her friends want to hug her goodbye. This really shows me that she is a character and also a lovely girl for other children to want to be around.
I really look forward to see what the next year brings for her.