Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Bethy



I just gotta talk about my Bethany. She's the cutest 4 year old on the planet. She has the sweetest little voice and she makes every syllable count-even if she can't quite pronounce it. I can't explain it but for those of you who know her, you know exactly what I'm talking about. She's so loving and trusting...Last week I made her believe her freckles make her sneeze-and what cute freckles they are! Can you see them in the picture above? Her freckles are so cute they deserve a centerfold spread and an entire post dedicated to them!


Bethy is a petite little thing. She is just now wearing size 5-with pins in the waist, and she has a constant habit of holding her pants up, even when they fit. She has a great sense of style. She's often seen in her pink hand-me-down cowboy boots and whatever outfit that pleases her. Yesterday it was her blue and white night gown and the boots-while playing out in the backyard all day!
Daddy and Beth having an early morning consultation about the status of the puppies. She followed him around in the yard with her hands in her pockets-just like him! Oh, and don't miss the boots!

She's our family expert. She knows, intuitively, where everyone is, where the car keys are, where the missing flip flop is and what's for dinner. Today Hope was searching for her pink and white tennis shoe and Bethany quietly says, "I know where it is, follow me." She took her on a wild goose chase that finally brought them back to the living room where Bethany mysteriously showed Hope the show--on Beth's foot.


She's just so dadgum funny. With all the morning sickness, school has taken a backseat to heaving into the toilet. I was showering and the girls were doing workbooks at the table. Shane came in and told them, "I think it's time to consider public school." Ash & Hope immediately expressed their disdain for the idea while Bethany (who really doesn't know what public school is) raised her fists in victory and said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah!" Her big sisters quickly looked at her with astonishment and disbelief. Beth usually can't even be convinced to go to her Awana class, there's no way she'd go to school all day! By the way, Shane was just teasing them :)
She's so dramatic and makes the funniest faces-we especially love when she makes her eye brows jump up and down as if to punctuate her point (she's not doing it here, sorry!).

Bethany has so many funny stories. Her most consistent one is that she doesn't want to grow up. We had to convince her to turn 4. Cake was a good incentive. We aren't allowed to talk about "when she grows up..." because she adamantly refused to do so. I think her fear is of leaving home. She recently decided she'd get as big as Ash, but that's it. She's so cute and funny and (usually) easy, I don't want her to grow up either!

6 comments:

Jamie said...

I love it when I come to pick up Adri and her shoes or coat is missing...Bethany always knows where everything is and informs me of everything she did that day. She never lets me leave without double checking everything. I just love to hear her talk. She is sooooo cute!!!

i'mDmommy said...

I am a huge fan of public school! One of the few you are likely to find...

Wendy said...

You mean because it allows you to be a career woman ;)

Love ya, pal!

i'mDmommy said...

Nope! I Loved it when I was a stay home mom too! D and I were joking yesterday that we were going to have t-shirts made that say "PUBLIK SKUUL" Mom. We were going to were them all over town! :)

Wendy said...

Y'all would, too! And it'd be totally funny!

Andi said...

Well, I call her Beffy and she is precious, endearing beyond belief. She is beautiful inside and out...hmmm, that apple don't fall to fer from d tree!