Monday, February 20, 2017


Dear Elizabeth,

You turned five-years-old on Saturday!!

We are so excited that you are five-years-old!  You have changed so much this past year and we had some much fun celebrating this weekend with you!

You are 43 inches tall and weigh 35 pounds.  You wear a size 5T shirt and 5T pants and size 10 shoes.  You still love the color purple and prefer to play with purple things (balls, hula hoops, bean bags, etc.) over any other color.

You and Caroline started sharing a room in October.  This room change was so we could create a playroom for the two of you and we are so glad we put the two of you together.  You talk each night before going to sleep and then spend 20-30 minutes playing together each morning before you leave your room.  Caroline is your biggest fan and wants to be anywhere you are.  I continue to pray that you two are the best of friends for life.

You have a few TV shows that you love- Elana of Avalor and Sophia the First are the big ones.  You still enjoy Miles from Tomorrowland, Little Einsteins, Luna Petunia, and Mia and Me.  Your favorite movie is Frozen.  You love to play dress-up and you dress up at Elsa every day.  You love to read, play with My Little Ponies, Barbies, and Tinkerbell.  You like to build towers and buildings with your blocks and you love to do art projects.  You love to help in the kitchen and your favorite thing to make is dessert.

Your favorite things to eat are Chick-Fil-A nuggets and french fries, yogurt, yellow cheese, mini donuts, eggo waffles, apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, goldfish, crackers, M&Ms, and ice water.

In March, you took a mommy-daughter trip to Texas to visit Ga-Ga and Gramps.

In June and July, you went to summer camp and vacation bible school.  You loved all of your camps and keep asking to go back this coming summer.

In August, you went to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week-long beach vacation.  This was the first time anyone in your family had been to the Outer Banks and you had a great time!

In September, you started preschool and you go on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You love going to school and I hope that excitement continues throughout your education.

In December, you went a snow vacation at Deep Creek Lake for the New Years holiday.  You spent the holiday with your family and Kelly, Jared, Kylie, and Scot.

You took A LOT of trips this past year, you went to the following places:

Arlington, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Atlanta, Georgia
Lake Palo Pinto, Texas
Cumming, Georgia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Slickville, Pennsylvania
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Rockville, Maryland
Washington, DC
Deep Creek, Maryland

Here are some of your adventures from this past year:

 Easter 2016

 Mommy-daughter trip to Texas

 First time riding a horse- Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

 In the spring, mommy babysat Alice and Evie a few times

 We went to the zoo with Charlie and Jack

 Fiamma came to visit 

 Memorial Day weekend was spent in Pennsylvania with Nana and Pap Pap

 We did lots of park time this summer

 We went to Atlanta for a quick weekend and you met Mommy's friends

 And visited Uncle Andy, Aunt Lolly, and Annalise

 You celebrated Father's Day when Daddy came back from Pennsylvania

 You LOVED summer camp!

 And dressing like Elsa

 Helping mommy bake

 Playing on the duck at our pool

 Time for more dress up

 And another trip to Texas to celebrate the 4th of July

 In July we had ice cream for dinner

 Went to Flight on a hot day with friends

 Went to the water front to feed the ducks

 Went on vacation to the Outer Banks, NC

 Mommy took you to your first baseball game!

 In September, you started school!

 October we looked at pumpkins

 Visited the fire department

 And went trick-or-treating

 Family came to visit us for Thanksgiving
We took Annalise to flight

 Before Christmas we saw the National Tree with friends

 Baked Christmas cookies

 Got ready for Santa!

 And took our last trip of the year to Deep Creek!

We love you so much!  We are so proud of the young lady you are becoming and are excited to see how you grow this year!

We love you!

Mommy and Dad

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