Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Big Stuff!

One month from tomorrow, this chick will be 4 years old.  That is big stuff in our house.  From a 9 month old little grumpy muffin to this vibrant young lady(this is the pose she came up with on her own). 
She is supposed to get her first friend party at 4, but after much stress over themes and whether or not her friends would be in town, she just broke down and said, "I just want to go swimming with my family!"  So, that is what we will do.  We are planning a day at Pirate's Cove for her bday.  Her little introverted self was just too overwhelmed with all that party planning.

When you turn 4 in the Clapp family, you get new responsibilities, new privileges, and you start earning allowance.   I gave Laila her first official responsibility today that she will take on as her own.  Don't get me wrong, she has done jobs before, but this one is all hers all the time.  May I introduce you to the "Toilet Paper Lady":
 Laila is now responsible to make sure each bathroom is fully stocked with toilet paper.  She was so cute walking around the house with her rolls of toilet paper today.  I think she is going to do a great job!

This chick has come a long way.  I caught her talking to strangers at Chick-fil-a today.  For some that might bring alarm to you, but let me say for the first 2 years, she would barely talk to anyone outside of our family.  For her to come out of her shell and actually speak without being prompted is a huge deal.

Over the weekend we got down the Big Girl Barbie bike for her.  She has been eyeing that thing for months waiting until she would be old enough to ride it.  She was so excited and just had to have her picture made.
How in the world did my baby grow up so fast???

1 comment:

  1. 4?? No way. How cool! I remember when E was designated toilet paper man for the first time. We started having towers of toilet paper stacked on the back of each toilet. It was hilarious. Happy Birthday, Laila!!