Yes, Josephine is FOUR! Jo's birthday this year took about a week to celebrate and let's have a look at the highlight reel ...
We had hallway balloons (honored family tradition)
and presents for breakfast ...
Then bowling and lunch with our friend, Hannah,
and then some dome-climbing.
For supper, it was out with Pop-pop Jim and Mom-maw Jean
for Chinese food and a chopsticks lesson with Dad.
We also had to spend the gift card (thanks Grandad and
Grandmom) and show the world that she can write her name!
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At four years old, Josephine attends HIPPY (more on that at http://www.hippyusa.org/) and is an active Sunbeam in her church primary class. She has many friends, loves playgroup, and wants to be a ballerina when she grows up - Josephine always dances to the end credits of any movie! Since I babysit a few kids on weekdays, Jo has decided to help me. She believes she is in charge of them and wants to be the mother hen. It's a great role for her, since as the youngest girl in a family of five, she doesn't get much room for leadership with her big sisters around. Josephine is shy at first, but, let her warm up and she will charm you with her innocent smile and whimsical observations. She likes to play dollhouse, hates to have her china-doll spiral curls brushed and wants to be in the thick of anything her sisters are doing. She's a great big-sister to Baby Jay and she caters to him above all babysitting kids at home. He's her baby, and they better be gentle, or she'll pull out her spunky side. I just love the way Josephine sees the world - it's a magical place full of butterflies and make believe; even the cars can talk and dancers are the best show in town. If you let her play alone in her room, you'll hear her singing. If you peek in on her, you'll see that it's really the cars or animals singing and dancing. That's our baby girl - our Josephine - our Putter-putter, our Jo-bo-dan-jul.
We love you so much!