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Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is What Four Looks Like

At least, on Sophia, this is what four looks like.


What Four Looks Like

The painted nails, the messy face, the sunglasses, the hair, the sass--all classic Sophia.

And she's turning four today (July 25).  Which kills me.

This little girl has brought such a different dynamic into our home.  She loves life, came with her personality intact and knows just what she wants at all times.  While this can be quite trying for us as her parents, it also brings us a lot of joy and delight.  And I think it helps us learn to enjoy life a little more boisterously and Sophia-like.

I want to get a new pair of sunglasses and suddenly feel the need to strike a pose as soon as I put them on.

Like this


Too Cool for School

or this




To Her Adoring Fans

or this




Stayin' Alive


I want to go to the beach (or just about anywhere else) and run to my heart's delight.

Like this



Perpetual Motion

I want to be completely unfazed by a messy face or crazy hair and just enjoy life wherever I am.

Like this



Sophia


I want to stop and smell the roses more often. (Or, stop and take in the waterfalls.)

Like this



At the Waterfall


I want to enjoy the sun on my face more often.

Like this



Just Call Her Hannah Montana


I want to insist upon wearing dresses and jewelry at all times, but still dig in the dirt whenever I want.

Like this



Fancy Digging in the Dirt?


And I want to find delight in every single thing I come across--from bugs to songs to grass to food to Fourth of July sparklers.

Like this



Sparkler


Happy 4th Birthday, little Sophia!  I'm so happy you joined our family!




Four!

I love you forever and always.

Mom.

25 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Sophia!!! Love all the pictures Lara, she's so very adorable.

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  2. Four is a divine age! We have a lot to look forward to as our baby just turned 3 recently.

    Hope Sophia's bday is bliss! She is a doll; your pictures capture her spirit and vitality so well!

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  3. Such a wonderful tribute to your darling girl. Four really is a divine age, Terresa. Happy Day!

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  4. WHAT?
    FOUR?
    When did that happen?
    Wasn't I just calling you in your sick hospital bed a few weeks ago?

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  5. So sweet! And I love how you get a real sense of her personality from the photos you've taken. Happy birthday to your sweet baby!

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  6. I LOVE these photos! Sophia reminds me so much of my curly-haired, strong-willed younger sister when she was little. This is the best kind of girl- one her loves her femininity, but who also enjoys a little grunge!

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  7. What a fancy little girl. The first picture is too perfect. Happy Birthday (again).

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  8. Happy Birthday to a very cute, very original, very special little girl!

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  9. Four looks absolutely adorable!

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  10. She looks like a little sassy pants!

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  11. That waterfall picture is darling---as are the rest. Happy Birthday to her!

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  12. She's looking less and less like a baby every time I look! Happy Birthday Sophia!

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  13. She is darling, and I love the photos! Hope she had a great birthday!

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  14. Very sweet write-up! Great pics (as always)! This post left me smiling.

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  15. I love the sass in that first picture. Happy birthday, Sophia!

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  16. Absolutely precious!!!! Happy Birthday cute Sophia!!!!

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  17. Oh, those precious curls. I melted into a puddle. Happy birthday, Sophia!

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  18. This made me emotional. Sweet baby Sophia is not such a baby anymore. Happy Birthday Sophie! Your Auntie love you!

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  19. I loved when my 21-year-old was four. Such a sweet, wonderful age.

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  20. What a precious little sweetheart. I love each one of her little facial expressions. What a cutie :)

    Happy Birthday Sophia, hope your day was fabulous!!

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  21. Happy Birthday to a very sweet girl! Loved this tribute to her and all the awesome photos.

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  22. Oh my heavens, LOVED the pictures! SO adorable!
    Happy Birthday!

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  23. So precious!! Great post and great photos!

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  24. Happy birthday!! She is so cute!

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