Tuesday, April 7, 2009

bad rap

This little one has gotten a bit of a bad rap here on the blog. And while it is true that 4 has been hard at our house, she has also brought an immense amount of joy (and silliness) to our family. If you need a good knock knock joke she's definitely your gal. Her squeaky little Brooklyn accent voice alone is enough to put a smile on your face (even after the worst of offenses). We've instigated a stop sign approach for behavior which seems to be running smoothly and curbing some of the most undesirable behavior. But hey...she's still 4 so there are still some battles to be fought. But we all seem to be enjoying each other a lot more lately.

She's by far my most photogenic child. She loves the camera and knows just how to flash that special look that melts your heart. She seems to be growing up at an alarmingly fast rate this year.

Today was picture day at preschool. She begged to wear the special dress we have had hanging in her closet reserved for her upcoming violin recital. So we glammed all out in her tafetta dress and silver slippers...including a quick manicure (in hot pink of course). Nothing sweeter than a little girl twirling through the hallway shouting "look at me...have you ever seen anything so bee-you-tee-ful??"

J...You will always be our little "Jewel". Sparkly and silly and oh-so mischievous. I was once told that God gave you a little more naughtiness to make up for your overwhelming cuteness....and I believe it.

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Bless you!

In case you need a little mid day pick-me-up....compliments of a sweet little girl I know.


emily said...

hi there and thanks for commenting on my blog! i actually am taking zofran, and it helps, but only to take the edge off...i'm actually able to put food in my mouth when i've taken a zofran so that's a good thing, but the icky feeling is still always there.
ugh, it's such a bummer...i'm hoping to feel better sooooooon!
thanks again,
and p.s. your little one is cute and those pictures are gorgeous!

mom2four said...

GORGEOUS PICS!!! She looks beautiful! What an amazing dress!

Anonymous said...

oooh those brown eyes get me everytime. I remember 4 years. the worst except 3yo. but 5 thru 20 and one-half are the best except maybe 14. LOL.

Stand firm. and keep on your armor and I'd love to hear about stopsign technique

Meli (Jam) said...

Sooo gorgeous Jenn! How could that sweet face ever get a bad rap? :) what a doll!

Swede at Heart said...

simply sweet and loverly. i can see why she wanted to wear that dress. her little smile can melt your heart!

Rebekah said...

She's a doll :) That last picture is my favorite.

btw, your new blue chairs are fabulous!