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This is What 4 Looks Like

So this is what 4 looks like.  At 4 Gabby has the following skills:
  • Writing and identifying some letters
  • Telling jokes
  • Understanding when others are joking with her
  • Using her imagination
  • Memorizing entire movies and quoting them
  • Having a huge vocabulary including the words: hilarious, ridiculous, and compensate
  • Ride her bicycle with training wheels
  • Play hopscotch
  • Balance on one foot
  • Hop on one foot
  • Knows some letters
  • Draw monsters, people, sun, sky, grass, circles, squares, a cat, and a lot more
  • Play with her older friends
  • She can hop, run, jump, and hold herself up on monkey bars for a few seconds
  • She can jump from the monkey bars
  • She can swing independently
  • Identify her numbers 1-9 (when interested)
These are only a few of her immense number of skills. Now for the fun part:
Gabby found this "4" all by herself and insisted we take photos near it since she just turned 4.

This is her genuine happiness playing in nature.  She was picking flowers and putting them in her Hello Kitty bag.

Gabby is pretending to float away with the balloons.

Miss sassy pants.

I always wonder if she will keep these bouncing curls forever. I hope so.

Modeling her Hello Kitty bow.


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