Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Brenna!

I can't believe it, but my sweet big girl turned 4! I feel like her whole year 3 was a blur because of the babies' early birth and then the constant doctor's appointments. I'm going to try to make year 4 a lot better for her.

Brenna is such a wonderful big sister. The babies just adore her, and she adores them. She provides them with constant entertainment, and they love watching her every move. She loves to dance with Cade. I hold him up and she holds his hands to dance. He smiles so big at her when she does this. She likes to give Camdyn a Polly Pocket doll to play with her. Camdyn obliges to all of Brenna's requests for now, but I have a feeling that will soon change.

Brenna is such a trooper too. She asks me every morning, "What doctor are we going to today Mommy?" I then tell her according to what she likes at each one. In a twisted way, it has become our outings in place of park trips and library story times. She likes to play with the baby doll with the g-button at the surgeon's follow-up appointment or read the books in the waiting room at the pediatrician's office or stand on the stool and pretend to be a doctor at the pulmonologist's office or pretend to teach her baby doll how to eat like Cade does at the therapy place. I am certain that she is well on her way to medical school. She has extensive field training already. Some of her favorite toys include surgical gloves, the g-button baby doll, the stethoscope, and medicine syringes. I hope that we will soon be able to have real playdates that do not involve anything medical.

 Brenna blowing out her candles on her b-day cake that Grandma Hensel made.  This was for her actual birthday.  Her birthday party is this weekend.

Here we all are putting together a floor puzzle she got for her birthday.  I swear that my kids have made a pact that involves at least one not cooperating for a group shot at all times.  Will we ever get a good group shot?  Look at Cade's expression here!

Brenna with her new playhouse she got for her birthday.

Brenna pretending to teach her baby doll how to eat just like Cade does at the therapy place.

Brenna playing in the medical equipment basket.

Here she is listening to Cade's heart.  She is using her toy stethoscope here, but we also have a real one that she likes to play with.  Cade is such a good sport!
Happy 4th Birthday Brenna! Mommy loves you!

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