Happy HALF birthday to our sweet little Lilah Grace! Four and a half is a wonderful age! It's a great age for talk talk talking! We can hardly get a word in edgeways around the house and when she isn't talking to us, I know well the teachers and school friends are getting their ears talked off! And then there's always the chattering away to herself while she's playing around the house. I truly enjoy the chatter - it's one of my favourite things about our girl. When she isn't chattering, she writing writing writing! Making little books - homemade stories of which she is the author and illustrator! I love when she gets on the chair she designated as the "share chair" and reads us her stories. This is being nurtured by her teacher and I adore it. Have I mentioned her teacher is wonderful? The other thing she loves to do now is play games. This girl is ALL about the RULES!! She has a stack of games now and we basically play one after supper every evening. She got a new one for her half birthday today, called 'Take the Cake" - I picked it up in Chapters/Indigo and it's a lot of fun! Our girl has always had such a genuine loving heart and being four and a half in no exception. Here's a little snippet of how she is at four and a half: : If there's anything she has or is wearing and we tell her we really like it, she'll say: "When I'm a teenager I'm going to buy you one of those!" : When she asks me for something, like on Monday when we were out driving she asked me of she could have a drink when she got home, and I said of course you can have a drink. She replied: "You're SO kind to me Mama!" : She still tells me that I'm the best Mama at cooking supper in the whole wide world! : She prays for all her school friends at night now. And one day she said to me: "I love you so much Mama. And I love God too." I love her so very much too.