Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dear Lanelle,

You turned 4 this month.  You wanted a dinosaur cake and a few friends to come to your house.  We rolled out cookies and cut out dinosaurs, moose, squirrels, porcupines, and foxes.  You were so excited to have your girls over. You are so proud to tell everyone that you are 4.  You tell us that you are big now.  You tell me that you are sad cause you miss 3 year old class, which is what you call the dino dig experience at Drumheller.  Yes, you are all about dinosaurs.  You have many little dinosaurs that you love to play with and your favorite is a red guy you named Cinnamon.  You also love Sarah, your soft dinosaur.

You bring us so much laughter, you are so quirky and full of spunk.
 It's hard to get a "normal" picture of you.  You're always trying to do something silly.
 Your friends gave such sweet smiles while displaying the icing decorating they did on their piece of cake.

 You, of course, had to give a quirky smile.
 This winter you have fallen in love with skiing.  We were going to wait until next year to get you skis, but we're so glad we didn't.  You RUN to get ready when Dad says he'll take you skiing.  You never want to take a break.  You have surprised Dad with how quickly you've caught on and how much enthusiasm you have.
You are in love with your present from Auntie Andrea, such a cool dinosaur you are.  We love you Nell, such a free spirit you are.  You can make us throw up our hands, you are so stubborn sometimes.  But, I love to see how strong you are. 

You love big, especially your big brother and little sister.  You like to sleep with Kellen every night.  You get up asking where Neve is first thing.  You get so excited when Neve wants to give you a hug.  "She really loves me!!"  You are always wanting to be where Kellen is.  Even Evann, your new sitter, commented how differently you play on the days Kellen is home with you, cause you just want to do what he does.

We are so thankful for you and all the fun you bring into this home.  Love, Mom and Dad


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your 4 year old! She is so precious. I love that she loves dinosaurs! Sarah

Sarina said...

It looks like sweet Lanelle had a fun birthday! What a funny girl. Can't wait to see you all again!

Anonymous said...

Janet, I just read the past few months posts! It's been awhile since I've checked your blog. Looks like there are a lot of things going on with your family.
Glad to see your dream of living on an acreage is coming true! You guys will love it:)
Take care,