The Fourth of July this year was a big day for Avri. She turned 5 years old! I can't believe how grown up she is. We celebrated her birthday in Utah this year and her baby cousin Natalia was blessed that day as well. So we had a full day of celebrations with the family.Avri wasn't completely particular about her birthday this year, but she did say that she wanted a Disney Princess party and she wanted to get a lunchbox. So we bought her a cake this year (I know, I'm a slacker, but we didn't get into Utah until about 8:00 pm the night before, so making a cake was out of the question) that had 3 Disney Princesses on it. There is a light that goes underneath the dress of one of them and she thought that was pretty cool.
As she opened presents she realized her dream of a Princess party. She got so many Princess gifts!! Everyone spoiled that girl rotten with puzzles and toys and coloring books and socks and all sorts of Princess stuff. And since she will be starting kindergarten in just a little over a month she also got a Princess backback, a lunch box and drink holder, and a sleeping towel for quiet time. She will be starting into full-day kindergarten and she is thrilled! She got a pencil box and a bunch of school supplies as well, from Grandma, so we will have very little to shop for before school starts!Then yesterday we took our five year old to the doctor for her well-child-check-up and to get her kindergarten shots. We knew she was tall, but we couldn't believe the numbers! She is 4'1" tall which puts her way off the charts for her age, probably around 110% or 115%-ile! She is the average height of most 7 1/2 year olds! Her weight was 50.3 lbs, which was about 93%-ile. The nurse practitioner said at this rate she will most likely be about 5'10" as an adult. So we will see how that plays out. She said that she is pretty heavy for her age, but with her height she could weigh 10 pounds more and they wouldn't be concerned. :) haha. Our tall skinny grasshopper, just like her Daddy! She had to get two shots and she cried a little, but overall was quite brave and hasn't complained about them once. But she did thank the nurses for helping her to not get sick.
Avri, we love you so much and we are so proud of you and the grown up lady you are becoming! You are such a great little helper around the house and are so smart. We are proud of your love of learning and that you are reading so well. You are compassionate and friendly and such a beautiful girl. We are so blessed to have you be a part of our family! Happy Birthday Bonkie!
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