Happy Birthday to My Happy Little Girl as You Turn Four!

by Susan

Sophia and Susan

Sophia, you define joy.

You are such a happy little girl that you spend most of your days singing and chattering away as you play with whatever toy, stick, rock or leaf that catches your attention.

And your attention, once caught, is held strong.

You have a phenomenally long attention span and you always have. Even as a baby and toddler, you’d pick one toy and play with that one toy alone for hours. (This occasionally caused problems if your sister or cousin ever wanted a turn with that particular item.)

You’ve always been rather independent and you love to play alone and entertain yourself deep in imaginative play. But as you’re getting older, you’re also discovering that playmates can be fun and you love to join in more elaborate pretend play with your older sister Julia and your cousin Olivia.

Your very favorite pretend game is being a kitty. You meow and meow and scratch at the air. Julia and Olivia also play along and you all become a family of kittens. You take turns being Mommy, Baby and Sister kittens. Since you all love being kittens, this year you’ve all decided to be Black Cats for Halloween and I can’t wait to see you all dressed up and scampering around the neighourhood collecting candy.

I love that you are still little and love to snuggle up and call me Mommy. I know that the years will pass too quickly, as these four already have. One day I hope you’ll read this post and all the others I’ve written about you and remind yourself how much I adore you.

Your eyes laugh and your smile captivates.

You are amazing.

I love you.

Happy Birthday my beautiful Four Year Old.


Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of the Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lolli October 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

That picture is absolutely precious! Happy birthday to Sophia!!


2 Linda October 13, 2011 at 2:23 am

How sweet! Happy birthday little girl!


3 Tricia Night owl Mama October 13, 2011 at 3:01 am

Happy Birthday to your little girl. They do grow up so fast


4 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Oh, Happy Birthday to Sophia – I hope she had a wonderful day! :)


5 Au Pair UK October 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

Happy birthday!!


6 Anna October 15, 2011 at 3:59 am

This is such a sweet post! Your little Sophia sounds so much like our Emma!! She also can play for hours by herself with the same toy, and even a simple thing like an empty tube can be interesting.
I wish your little one a very special birthday!


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