Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Naomi turns 4 years.

This is our Nay girl.
She turned 4.

A letter to our Nay: I want to tell you what your 4 year old self is like.
Most call you Nay or Naomi.
Little kids call you Nemo.
Your baby bro calls you Mi Mi. 
Your daddy has always and still calls you Nana.
 Pink is your true love.
Everything is "So cute!" In your little tiny voice.
You ask for your nails to be painted daily.
Then you chew them off immediately.
Confident no doubt.
Free spirit. Completely.
 Dresses and skirts or naked are the only thing acceptable.
You flit about  doing whatever you please.
Singing, dancing and talking to imaginary friends as you go.
Always in tow, is a purse, box, tupperware or arms FULL of little horsies and people or rocks.
You refer to them as your "family."
You are carefree and happy.
You haven't developed any fears yet.
This makes me feel like we've created a safe happy home for you.
You have many imaginary friends named: Hala, sinka, Hoodoo, Ginga, etc. You tell stories about them.  Sometimes you see them at the park, except the girls at the park are real girls. You just name them Hala or Ginga and call them that.  And for some reason they go along with it.
You LOVE all other little girls. 

You  identify your Grandparents by their pets names.
Animal lover through and through, just like your Grandma Jersey (Orton)
You are avid about learning to read.  
Teach me or I will teach myself.
Sweet and naturally very girly and proud of it.
You also can play really rough and wrestle and jump off high things and you like gross things like bugs and mice.
 For you birthday you wanted a pink cake with sprinkles AND a bloody eyeball on top.
Also we had a mouse in the house. We had it trapped, you and I.  I was scccreaming and jumping as the mouse tried to crawl through our legs. It ran over your feet and YOU giggled:
"Oh da mouse tickles my feet!"
Then told me how cute it was.
You have a steady personality. Never a bad day or moody.
(Don't get me wrong you can throw a tantrum with the best of em.)
You are just fun!
You like everyone you meet.
But if a brother crosses you...
Watch out boys.
You let them HAVE it. They are usually in tears.
Mangoes, pineapple and oranges=favorite food.
Most of the day you spend talking to me about Hawaii and one time when you were married and you make absolutely no sense.
You write with your Right hand and Eat only with the left.
I know you Naomi. I know your heart and it is so good.
I know your little spirit well and get to see more glimpses of who are are all the time.
 It is so so precious to me.
 We love you with all of OUR hearts.

You are going to be a GREAT 4 year old.

 Now to your Partay!
 Grandma Colette made your cake.
 Then she asked if we could serve hot dogs too. I said, NO. Keep it simple.  Just cake.
She said okay and that turned into a big chile feed and inviting all the family and everyone that called the house or said hello in the street. :)
 That's what she does. :)
She loves and includes all and wants everyone to come and be fed and happy and loved and comfortable.
She is amazing.
I sprinkled the cake just for you Nay.
You did your own decorations.

You chose your own poses.
 Sweet Birthday for our sweet Nay.


shelly said...

Very sweet. I thought she was 6 =) Now I feel the need to try a 5 layer cake. That's awesome! And I like her decorations.

Aubrey said...

She seems like such a special spirit. I hope I get to meet her someday. I think Aria would love her. Everything looks just darling!

Kara Lyn said...

So fun and exciting. Birthdays are the best. Where's the bloody eyeball? I thought it sounded like a good idea.

Cindy Spratling said...

You are so big now Naomi! Love to you from AZ. See you soon... (Christmas is too far away)
Happy Birthday!

Meg said...

She is SO beautiful!!!! She sounds in so many ways like a girl version of Jack. We will have to get them together when they are a bit older ;)