Our irrepressible, effervescent little girl turned 4 today, and she was rather excited to have a birthday. She received some great presents from generous grandparents: a trip to the circus & a baby doll with stroller from Nana and Granddad; a large number of Thomas trains from Pop & Granny and Katie; and a Charlotte's Web video from Daddy & Mummy. Perhaps most exciting of all: from Pops, Louise got a beautiful Big Girl bike with streamers...and no training wheels! After about 7 minutes, Louise was riding with a fair degree of confidence - Mummy and Daddy were so proud!
Also, despite loving grits and thinking that "pants" ("pay-yunts") is a two-syllable word, Louise showed that she is English this week. Louise complained that her left ear hurt, so Mummy took her to see the paediatrician. Louise was diagnosed with a double ear infection, and we were told that her left ear was on the verge of rupturing. So Louise displayed quite the stiff upper lip in the face of what must have been considerable pain!