Tatum turned 4 just before Christmas. It's kind of hard to believe! She woke up to the traditional birthday morning balloons. I always almost don't blow any up the night before. And then the kids always end up loving them in the morning.
1. She is such a good big sister. Obviously, not all the time but she really is so good to Declan. As long as she isn't in one of her off moods, she is always so willing to help Declan and in turn help me.
2. She loves to laugh. Frequently her laugh is forced and awkwardly hilarious. But her genuine laugh is what I really love. It is the best sound and so contagious. Her real laughter usually comes out when she is slap happy around Declan and being silly or when Rich does anything that could be considered even remotely amusing.
3. She loves to have and be with friends. As it turns out most of my friends have kids around Declan's age. But Tatum totally considers them her friends and is so good with them.
4. I love that Tatum loves to GO. She is always disappointed if we haven't gone anywhere by the end of the day. Sometimes even if we have ("mom, why did we only go to the library today and nowhere else?"). Sometimes it drives me crazy/makes me feel guilty but it really is good for me as I can easily get in the pattern of being a homebody and she helps me remember to get OUT.
Happy Birthday Tatum! We sure do love you and your spitfire personality. Thanks for being so patient as I figure out this whole motherhood thing.