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!
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 :)
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!