Where Did Bean Go?

24 Sep

It seems like she was just here and now I only get a glimpse of her every so often.  Our precious Bean is growing up so quickly and it wasn’t until I looked at her baby pictures and videos that I truly realized how much she’s becoming a little person.

She’s so funny.  I can’t believe how goofy she is sometimes.  She cracks me up with the crazy faces she makes.  I’m so thankful for a goofball daughter.  I can be so exhausted at the end of the day – just going through the motions – when all of sudden she starts doing a silly little dance.  It makes both of us laugh out loud.  It is the best thing.

She’s so sweet and caring.  If you look sad or mad she will ask you why are feeling that way.  If Nate is crying she will make her voice high pitched and say, “It’s okay Nathan.  Nathan, you’re all right.”  If I’m in a bad mood she will tell me, “I love you Momma.  I think you are the best Momma – even when you are mad.”  She also always thinks of Nate.  If we go shopping without Nate or Andrew, she will pick out a toy/book for Nate or if she sees something he will like she will tell me we need to get it for him.

She’s so smart.  She amazes me every day.  She can write really well and I can’t believe how good she can color.  She stays in the lines and for the most part keeps her crayon moving the same way so her pictures are always so neat and perfect!  She’s also starting to figure out math.  She will hold her fingers up and say things like 2 and 2 makes 4 and she also can subtract too!  I’m not sure what a typical 4-year-old is supposed to know or anything but it just seems like she’s a brainiac to me!  (And I’m not just saying it because she’s my kid – I already know I won’t be saying this about Nate when he’s 4!  I hope he proves me wrong though!)

She is such a jabber-jaws.  She talks ALL the time.  One day I asked if she talked like that while she was at school.  She said yes but that she wasn’t the only one who did.  She said her teacher sometimes has to turn out the lights to get them all to be quiet.  Her teacher told me, “they’re 4 – that’s the way it is when they’re 4.”  For some reason though, I don’t think Nia – the non-stop talker – will just be silenced when she turns 5 or 6 or 7 or 8…  I mean, look at who her mother is!

She’s already watching “big kid” movies.  Andrew was watching the “Lord of the Rings” a few weeks ago and she started watching it with him!  I objected but she begged to watch it. Andrew said he would watch the trilogy with her and she LOVED it.  I cannot believe it didn’t scare her!  (I know it did me!) We kept telling her it was all pretend and that the good guys win but I was still worried it would traumatize her.  If anything, it hypnotized her.  She says she liked “the guy with the curly hair” (Aragon) and “the elf with the arrows” (Legolas) the best because they were nice.  She keeps asking to watch more “Lord of the Rings” and doesn’t believe us when we tell her it’s all over.  It’s just so neat to think of all the cool movies I’ll be able to watch with her now.  So far, we’ve watched, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Neverending Story.”  “Lord of the Rings” is her favorite though. I’m hoping she’ll like my main wizard “Harry” too.  We’ll see as the story of Nia growing up continues..


4 Responses to “Where Did Bean Go?”

  1. gummibunny September 26, 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    I was looking through old pictures recently too and thought the same thing about her! She's such a wonderful big girl now. I just downloaded the last of our photos/videos tonight from our beach trip, and we got a rockin' video of her playing the guitar hero game at the beach. I'll send it to you – she's hilarious!

  2. the real ~Roxann~ September 27, 2007 at 9:45 am #

    Oh, what a big girl!!! She's grown so much, even since we've had the pleasure of knowing you!And yes, she's super smart!!! That's been evident for a lonnnnng time!

  3. Scoop September 27, 2007 at 1:31 pm #

    Wow…she's grown so much and you guys have done a marvelous job!

  4. Anna September 27, 2007 at 7:59 pm #

    I can't believe she wasn't scared from The Lord of the Rings, either! Those Orcs are terrifying.I don't know anything about 4-year-olds, Nikki, but she sounds wicked smart to me.

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