Chickadee is still learning how to read, but even without knowing all the words, she’s gotten really good at following along in the bulletin at church, like she did tonight for the Maundy Thursday service (don’t worry…I took the picture well before church started, while her older siblings were warming up with their choir!):
And a bonus picture from our visit to Rural King earlier this week…Chickadee got to hold a bunny!
For the first time, Chickadee’s birthday is on the same day of the week on which she was born! It was a very fun day!!! We started bright and early, before Moose left for school, with the opening of presents.
Since it’s a Thursday and her birthday, she really wanted a picture with Dolly:
We did a lot of her favorite things today. We watched Mister Rogers Neighborhood and Sailor Moon (six episodes because she is six). She built her new Lego set (with a little help) and played with her new toys. There were even a few games of Candy-land. For dinner, she picked Mac ‘n’ Cheese. I’ve made birthday cupcakes for the last few years, but this year, Chickadee decided she wanted an elephant cake, just like she had for her first birthday:
It was a fun, busy, and exciting day. I still can’t quite believe that she’s six years old already, but I’m very proud of the sweet little girl she is!
Taking a break from school to play with the dollhouse!
Today’s picture was taken on Tuesday, but that’s very intentional, because early on Tuesday morning, Chickadee lost her first baby tooth! It came as something of a surprise to all of us, because none of us, not even Chickadee, realized it was wiggly until Monday. I certainly didn’t think it would be ready to come out only a day later! But Chickadee was very brave, and also very relieved, because there was no blood!
To be honest, she has kind of looked like she lost a tooth already, because she has a gap between her top two front teeth, but now she has a real gap on the bottom, too!
Today’s Chickadee Thursday is going to be a little bit different, because instead of just sharing a picture of Chickadee, I want to show you what she’s been working on.
She really enjoyed the Winter Olympics, and she especially thought the mascot, Soohorang, a white tiger, was adorable. We have a picture of him hanging up in our school room:
One day, Chickadee was sitting at her desk, drawing, which is in no way unusual for her. But I was surprised when she brought me the picture she had been working on:
I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed that a five-year-old can copy a picture hanging on the wall across the room so well!
Chickadee’s elephant family has been busy this week, as well:
And finally, a picture from our trip to Target on Tuesday…Chickadee loves the Target dog!
Today was our much-anticipated Winter Olympics/St. Louis Blues themed tea party, and Chickadee was very excited about it!
Chickadee has really been enjoying the Winter Olympics. During the Rio Summer Olympics, she tried “Bolting” and the “Mobot.” This time, we’ve been watching a lot of figure skating, so she’s got the whole “hand heart” thing figure out!
She also decided that it’s been too long since Dolly has been in a picture with her, so she insisted that they both be in the photo!