20 October 2011

five years ago today

this sweet little face came into the world.

she's one tough little cookie.
she's always been full of muscle and power (look at those arms).
earlier this year she wanted her ears pierced. she earned the money
needed by daily cleaning. she picked the skull earrings. no tears were
shed, not even a flinch was given, and she had earrings.

the other day i picked her up from school and she asked if i would
take her to the dr. i asked why. she said, "i wanna get shots in my
arm and see if it hurts. i don't think i'll cry."
she loves animals.
her current favorite is a bat.
she loves to got on hikes, bikes, walks, pretty much anything active.
she is pretty much fearless and a thrill-seeker.
she loves roller-coasters.
she has even done a flip into the pool from the edge more than once. 
(not okay with that especially bc it's into only 3 feet of water.) 
here she is by a cool tree in the mountains of arizona.
she sure isn't camera shy.
in-fact she doesn't seem shy at all anymore.
she is incredibly sweet to everyone she meets.
her preschool teacher says that she is a friend to everyone in class.
this year (4 turning 5) has been a great year for her.
not only has she come out of her shell, but her speech has
improved massively, and she has out grown her baby belly and all her clothes and shoes.
she's excited for our growing family and is super sweet with my baby bump.
she loves church and primary, especially singing all the songs and talking in the microphone.
(this is HUGE for her, she crying the whole year in sunbeams.)
she loves wrestling with her dad and helping me around the house.
her best friend is her sister and she loves all her extended family.

i love being her mother!


Hays said...

oh jill! happy birthday!


hayley and the girls

Caitlin said...

She is so sweet. I really thought she was 6. That first picture is darling! Her hair and smile are so cute. Just from what I get to see of her she really has grown up a lot in this year. We love you Jillian!

Scott said...

Happy Birthday, Jillian! We're so glad that Grace has a cousin like you to look up to!

Poppa and Grandma Netty said...

okay ...I love all the pictures of one of the most beautiful faces on this earth....but.....is that a real tree? The bark looks painted with camo print. Pls let me know.