Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!!

Dear Elizabeth,

Your mom called me this morning and said that you probably would not be going to gymnastics today because it was your birthday. Yippee for you! Did you know that I already knew it was your birthday? I've know all month because there is this cute writing on my calendar that says "Lizzie" on the October 16th square. Do you remember writing that many months ago? Congratulations on being 6 years old! How exciting for you. I hope you have a fun day with your family and enjoy some fun activities. Maybe you will get to go goofy golfing or something else exciting.

Tasha says "Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great birthday. I hope your baby will feel better when she gets back home. Have a great day and that you can have a great birthday and that I can see you and Joshua soon. Bye!" I think that Tasha will miss you today at gymnastics but you might not miss riding in the van with her. Sometimes she is a little mean when she is in her car seat. Do you remember when you had to tell her "NO!" several times one day? Not many people know that you can have a loud voice because you are usually so quite. Tasha was trying to make you do something and you told her "no". Then all I heard was this:

Tasha: YES!
Lizzie: NO!
Tasha: YES!
Lizzie: NO!
Tasha: YES!
Lizzie: NO!

I was so proud of you for standing up for yourself! Sometimes Tasha can be very pushy and tries to make people do things that they don't want to. You probably made a good choice when you told her "no". Way to go and way to Choose The Right! You are learning so many things every day and are growing up so fast.

Here is one more thing that I like about you Elizabeth: your smile. It is fun to try to figure out what your smile means. You have a shy smile that means you don't know what you want to do or say. You have a sly smile that means you are up to something and you don't want us to know what you are doing. You have a happy smile that is sometimes followed by a laugh. That one is the best!

I hope you have a fabulous day and get to smile a lot!!!


Sister Durrenberger


The Turley Times said...

Oh Helena! I just had time to catch up on some blogs while I was sitting here putting Elizabeth to sleep. I immediately made her sit up and read it, and when she was done she had on her smile where she feels really happy but she doesn't want to show it. Thank you so much for remembering her today and for all the sweet things you said. You are the best. :-)

H said...

That's the shy smile I was talking of, but you put it in much better terms of course (being her mom and all!) I'm glad she got to read it on her birthday. Super cool!