Here is what 4 looks like...
Rachel started off the day by climbing into bed with me, holding my hand, and saying, "You my friend, Mommy." I can't think of a better way to start the day! We spent a quiet day at home. There were presents to open.
We visited Granny and Poppy, read books, and took a nap (which Rae didn't even protest). We did make a quick trip to a local drug/gift store, where Rachel announced to everyone that today was her birthday and was rewarded with a sucker from the store ladies and a quarter from a total stranger. AND she got to ride in a booster seat instead of her strap-em-down carseat. Rachel picked a Mexican restaurant for dinner and ate mostly chips and cheese dip, as usual.
Rachel keeps repeating, "Today is my birthday! I'm 4 now!", as if she can't quite believe it. Neither can I. Happy Birthday, Rachel Fu Shen! You bring us so much joy and laughter. I am so thankful that you are mine.