Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diella is "5"!

Well, we are a day late, but yes, Diella turned "5" yesterday. Can't believe it! She had a great day and was treated very special. The adults were a little glad when her day was over so we didn't have to hear ".......because it's my birthday". She got to make doll clothes for her and Alegra's dolls with Grandma Deborah, go to the library to pick out a movie, we ate her special flower cake that she and I made, she picked pizza for our lunch meal (homemade with pineapple and turkey-interesting selection for a 5 year old), and she wanted hot chocolate after supper with Grandma Deborah's special white chocolate, raspberry flavoring. What a day! Tomorrow we go to Grandma Linda's for ice cream cake.

It is obvious that she is a year older than last year. She has almost all of her letters memorized and has learned the sounds along with learning the name of the letter. I love killing two birds with one stone. :) I finally feel like she will be ready to start kindergarten next year. And she loves doing her workbooks when Alegra does her school work. She is our silly girl. She loves to laugh, sing, and have fun. If you hear her laugh whole heartedly, you will no doubt crack up yourself just from hearing her laugh. She is a joy for sure! And she loves helping me in the kitchen. As soon as she sees me fixing up something, she is soon coming, pushing a chcair to be right by my side. I love it most days.

Diella's favorites:
Song- Open the Eyes of My Heart
Food- Macaroni & Cheese and Broccoli Soup
Color- Pink
Book- Little House on the Prairie
Movie- Treasure Island (from the 1950's or 60's)
Toy- Doll
Dessert-Strawberry Cake
Animal- Puppies
Game- Uno
Thing to do outside- Play on playgrounds
Ice Cream Flavor- Bubblegum
Bible Story- Moses and the Ten Commandments
Clothes to Wear- Skirts and Pajamas
We look forward to watching her grow another year and pray that we are given wisdom in how to train her and help her develop into a beautiful (on the inside) young lady who desires to serve and follow the Lord.

And here is our 5 year old! We are so blessed by her being a part of our family. Love you Diella Rose!