Here is what a giant, super duper big girl loves:
-Stealing drinks of daddy's "sour drink" because mommy doesn't let you have any. Sour drink is really soda.
-Doing yoga and other exercise routines to stay healthy.
-Reading, reading, reading. Sounding out letters and recognizing sounds. You listen so intently to ever story I read to you.
-School! Oh, school! What would our life be without you? Scouty, you are so happy and excited to be there with all of your friends. Sometimes you're disappointed when it's time to come home. You've grown so much and learned so much and I'm so proud of you, little smarty.
-Meeting daddy at Subway for lunch.
-Green smoothies with cocoa powder.
-Peach tea with honey.
-Being a big sister and protecting little Cheesy.
-Iggy Pop, because he's the king of rock and roll.
-Telling jokes that only really make sense to you, and maybe also Eliot.
-Your friends Siah and Eliot. It's always an exciting day when we're visiting with one of them!
-Adventure Time with Finn and Jake. I haven't given it to you yet, but I even got you a Jake hat for your birthday.
-Playing board games.
-Writing your name. I love how the S is all gigantic and squiggly and how you dot your i with a big, round circle.
-Introducing yourself to people. And saying, "This is Louise and my mom's name is Aunt Amanda." I wonder if I'll ever be just regular Amanda. You learned my name from your cousins and the Aunt part just stuck.
I love that you still pronounce your Ls like Ys.
I love that you stick your tongue out while you color.
I love that it takes you a thousand years to spit out your toothpaste.
I love that you've made life so wonderful for your little sister, that you always take care of her and help her to smile when she's sad.
I love that you can jump so high and sing so pretty.
I love watching you and daddy play together.
I love holding you against me and feeling how big and solid you are. How healthy you are and how your heart beats so strong in your little chest.
I love you.