Monday, September 13, 2010

Guess who's four?

There are a lot of September birthdays in our extended family. (Eleven, to be exact.) 
One of them is Lydia's. 
Lydia was born a week overdue. 
She was worth the wait.
Lydia is our only dark-haired and (relatively) tan-skinned kid. 
Lydia is a song-bird. 
Lydia dresses up pretty much every day.
We love her deep voice.
Lydia is persuasive, using rock-solid logic and assuring head-nods. 
Lydia has some of my favorite facial expressions. 
Lydia loves fun. 
And pigs. 
And ice pops. 
And play-doh.
 And stamps. 
And cupcakes.

There was exactly, precisely one thing that Lydia wanted for her birthday. For weeks (months?) there was only one answer she gave when I asked her what she might like. It was the same answer every time...
"A rainbow clown wig."


Sarahie said...

She's so cute! Happy Birthday, Lydia!

Brad said...

I thought that's what *scott* wanted for his bday. Shoot, now I gotta return it...

Ryan said...

The face says it all. I love it when kids' zany dreams come to life!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

I love it! All of it. Great description of Lydia! Talk about a dream come true---the "rainbow clown wig" picture says it all. Happy 4th birthday to dear, sweet, wonderful Lydia.

PS ~ Brad, I'll be returning the wig I bought for Scott, too.

Alice Wills Gold said...

oh my goodness...she's a keeper. and so is this birthday memory.

The Borden Family said...

I am so glad I could introduce Lydia to the perfect birthday present. She looks lovely in all that color!

joelb said...

happy birthday lyd!

(you do call her that, right?)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Lydia! I love that she sets her own trends. :)

Troy said...

That voice totally rocks, it's true.

happy birthday!