Today is my daughter's fourth birthday. You can use this blog to read back to when she was born, and posts commemorating her first, second, and third birthdays. If you so choose. You will feel compelled to do this, and be unable to resist the cuteness.
We had Abby's party yesterday from noon on, and this was the first year that she was really adamant about what should happen at her party. Not pushy or nasty, just extremely matter-of-fact. This would be a Cheesecake and Dancing birthday party, and while it turned out that there was slightly less of either than anyone would have expected, we satisfied her every request. There was a pink cheesecake (and fun conversations at the bakery as the big guy in black wearing sunglasses ordered his pink cheesecake) and mix disks, seventeen folks were in attendance, and Abby, her friend Olivia, and some other folks got down to Run's House. There is video, and I'm working on it. Thanks again to everyone who attended and who enjoyed Abby's menu of hot dogs, nachos, cookies, and chopped fruit and veg. It was a good time, and my living room is mostly pink.
Today is her birthday actual, and chill by comparison, though we will be having the obligatory Five Guys meal & opening cards and such. Abby is a big girl now, reading some words and short phrases, playing games and registering definite opinions about her environment and its goings-on. She and I spend all day together these past five months, and she is my constant helper around the house, assisting with dishes and laundry, pushing the vacuum and dusting. She's my shadow for most of my time, and I'm looking forward to watching her get more and more Abby with every passing day.
Happiness to the birthday girl.