Let's talk about Lydia ... she is a joy, no doubt. She is also strong-willed, a tad on the defiant side and stubborn beyond belief (I'm still trying to figure out where she gets it from ... quiet Mom, no comments allowed). But, she loves big (much like her brothers).
I heard another mom refer to her daughter as spirited. This is totally Lydia - spirited. (Said mom also mentions that there is something to be said to what a spirited child does for your soul, your faith, and your gray hair - amen sister.)
Lydia makes us laugh, part of it is her age, part of it is just her. Not everyone has this insider view as Lydia is a homebody - definitely most comfortable with her family, quite shy in new settings and in school. But quite pleased to be able to bring birthday treats to school for the very first time ever!
The dynamic that Lydia adds to our family is one that I am so thankful for.
Baby Girl, we love you! Happy 4th Birthday!