BRAT - (noun)

Brat- (noun)

1.A child, especially a spoiled or ill-mannered one.

2.A child of a career military person.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guess who turns 4 today?!!

Later today there will be a party, and so I will post those pictures later in the week. But for now, I wanted to wish my baby a Happy 4th Birthday.

It's amazing when I think how far she has come in a year! Last year, she didn't really understand what a birthday was all about. She had fun, but it was still very new and a little overwhelming to her. This year, she really has this birthday thing down! She has been counting down the days for over a week, and she knows today there will be friends, and cake, and presents, and it is all about her!

In the last year, her language has progressed at a rate even I didn't predict. Last year our family understood most of what she said, but we did a lot of interpreting for those who didn't know her. Today, everyone understands everything she says. She talks to strangers in the grocery store, and they understand her. She says her ABC's and knows the sounds many of the letters make. She counts to 12 consistently - she can count higher, but often those higher numbers are in random order. She plays on the computer and Mommy's Ipod. She has several friends and loves to be outside. She understands when I leave her, at school or at church or wherever, that I will return for her in a little while. She really knows her grandparents, and she is crazy about her cousins. She finally mastered going potty! She sings, dances, loves - she is such a sweet little girl.

I always think about the woman who gave birth to her, especially on this special day. I pray she knows this precious girl is healthy, happy and loved more than words can say. I am thankful she choose to give her life, and I am thankful to God everyday that He choose to let Michelle be my daughter! Happy Birthday sweet girl!


  1. Happy Birthday, Little Sister!

    Hugs and Kisses,


  2. Happy Birthday, Michelle! Hope you had a fantastic day!

  3. OH that pretty princess!!! Happy Happy birthday!!! You are a blessing to your family and to all who know you!! THank God for putting you in your right place!! With your family! :) Love you sweet girl!

  4. Happy Birthday Michelle! Oh my...she is really growing up! :) I hope you all had a wonderful day!