Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Dear Jaina,
It's hard to believe that you're only 4. I feel like you should be turning 5. I don't know why this is....maybe it's because you're tall. Or maybe it's because you can keep up with your big sis who's almost 7! Either way, I'm excited to watch you grow this year!
We had a fun birthday party up at Grandma Z's cabin on Memorial Day! We celebrated with Grandma and Grandpa Lund, John and Victoria, Dane and Andrea, Bronson and Grandma Z! Grandma made you a beautiful rainbow cake just like you wanted! 
You started preschool this year and you love your teacher, Mrs. Yngsdal! Most days you love to go but lately you've been wanting to stay home with me. Your favorite day is gym day! 
You are full of sass and sparkle. You're tough. You're brave.You've got attitude. You're goofy and sensitive. You like to do things you're not supposed to do. :)
I think your least favorite thing is helping around the house. When we ask you to help, you're all of a sudden "too hot" or "too tired" or "your arms hurt."
You do everything in your power to keep up and be like Ava but at the same time you are one of a kind, original, Jaina. 
We love you so, so much! 
Happy Birthday sweetie pie!

  • lbs (coming soon)
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  • size 6-6x
  • size 10-11 shoe


1. What's your favorite color? "Pink and Purple."
2. What's your favorite toy? "My Barbie dolls and my mermaid."
3. What do you like for breakfast? "Ummm...noodles and cereal."
4. What do you like to do outside? "Play on Grandma's deck and have a race with Grandpa."
5. What is your favorite animal? "Kittens and dogs."
6. What do you like to wear? "My new skirts."
7. Who is your best friend? "Maven, Maren, Ashley and Ruth."
8. What do you like for a snack? "Sandwiches at the park and at the beach."
9. What is your favorite song? "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
10. What do you sleep with? "Yogi!"
11. What is your favorite book? "The one from my birthday."
12. What is your favorite ice cream? "Sprinkled donut cake chocolate."
13. What is your favorite vegetable? "Carrots in soup."
14. What is your favorite fruit? "Grapes."
15. Where is your favorite place? "The zoo."
16. What is your favorite thing to do? "Umm go to a teddy store."
17. What do you want to be when you grow up? "A vet for toy pets."
18. What is your favorite thing to eat? "Broccoli with salt and butter."
19. Why do you love Mommy and Daddy? "Cuz....you play with me at the park. Sometimes."
20. What do you want for your birthday? "More toys!"

21. What makes you happy? "When Mommy and Daddy kiss me goodnight."
22. What makes you sad? "When you don't come back and when Tap is dead."


Ava and I went out for breakfast last Saturday....I think she's been feeling kind of bad about having to go to school and being left out of fun things that we do during the day. Jaina is really good about filling Ava in on all the details when she gets off the bus. 
We went to the local coffee shop and had a nice quiet time together. I asked her if Kindergarten was what she had expected it to be or if it was easier or more difficult. She said, "Well, I thought we were going to read hard stories and do hard math problems." 
I asked, "So Kindergarten was easier than you expected?"
She said, "Yeah, I'm like, give me a hard one! What is this, preschool?!"

Ava learned how to ride a bike without training wheels!!! Molly has been working with her and all of a sudden she just took off!! Our first ride as a family was 3 miles in the rain and she did awesome. (The last mile was a bit hard.) "My heart is pounding so hard it feels like it's beating against a rock!!"
Jaina was in the bathtub last week and she started crying....She said, "Mom, I don't want to have a baby!"
"Your not going to have a baby, Jaina."
"But my cousins told me to kiss Hunter and I did and I don't want to have a baby!!!"
Hmmm....how do you explain that one?
Jaina told me yesterday that she didn't want to die.
"Why don't you want to die, Jaina?"
"Because I want to be with you forever!"

Oscar vocabulary is growing with leaps and bounds. I just love to listen to him talk! It's mostly 2 word phrases. Today it has been, "Grandpa. Here. Grandpa. Tractor. Me. Tractor." 
He'll usually repeat something that you ask him to say. 
His favorite song is "Old MacDonald" and his favorite color is green. Everything is green. :)