Happy Birthday, Li!

Today marks birthday #4 for Li, and we’re coming up on three full years with our little girl…

Li's first outing on skis (Jan 2011)
Li's first outing on skis... just ahead of her 4th birthday (Jan 2011)

Today marks birthday #4 for Li, and we’re coming up on three full years with our little girl… who’s not so little these days! This has been a pretty amazing year, marked with changes galore in her life, including

  • she kicked of this year by gaining a new big brother in Mathias, our exchange student from Denmark
  • she started preschool right after Ian left for OU for college — and while she loves preschool, she’s not crazy about losing her brother (and she’s going to miss him terribly when he leaves for school in ten days)
  • she’s finally figuring out the sleep thing — early November she must have finally decided it was OK to sleep through the night in her bed in her room… and she has since ditched the crib/day bed for a “real” bed (all of which brought much rejoicing for all of us!)
  • she got out on skis for the first time in her life — just squeaked under the wire on that one, as Li and I got our for a bit of skiing in the tracks set around Tautphaus Park just yesterday