Ellisyn's year leading up to becoming a four year old has been full of new experiences and growth. She has obviously grown physically, but she continues to expand her ever growing vocabulary and personality. The past year has brought a new level of independence as she moved into the Sunbeams Primary class at church, joined a soccer team, began Preschool, and started a ballet/tap class. The fact that she thoroughly enjoys and excels at each of these doesn't surprise us at all. A few of Ellisyn's favorite things are her two Grandmas, princesses, dancing, cousins, dessert, and being the center of our world. It is so fun to experience old things through new eyes with Ellisyn, because she finds joy in just about anything. Ellisyn is truly a lover of life, and she has been proving it ever since we first held her in the NICU four years ago. It has been the best four years, and we love her more than she will ever know!
Ellisyn's four year birthday request was bowling, unicorns, and donuts. I couldn't think of anything more fitting, so that is exactly what we did! We had family (even Grandma and Grandpa from Arizona) join us for a night of bowling followed by donuts and presents the day before her actual birthday. I think it was heaven on Earth for our sweetest four year old. Once it was officially October 11th, we continued to celebrate with treats at preschool and a special Red Robin dinner with just the birthday girl and her grandparents. Ellisyn has so many people that celebrate her every milestone and love watching her grow!