Happy 4th Birthday, Matilda Jane!

 Dear Matilda,

Today you are four years old…….how is that possible? It seems like only yesterday, your came into our lives to grace us with your beautiful presence. Today on your birthday there are some things I would like to remember about you and some things I think you might want to know about what you were like when you turned four years old.

1. You love mermaids. You had a mermaid birthday party.
2. Your favorite color is still blue, with pink following a close second.
3. You still take a long afternoon nap (thank you for that!).
4. When you wake up from your nap, you give me a big hug and wrap your legs around me. I call you my ‘Tilda Monkey’. And you call me your ‘Mama Monkey’. It still makes me feel like you are my baby girl.
5. Your favorite foods are hot dogs, french fries and all kinds of berries.
6. You sleep with your ‘Geo’ (Team Umizoomi) doll.
7. You really wanted a ‘Diamond Princess Tiara’ for your birthday. It is plastic and sparkly, but you think it is really diamonds. Mommy and Daddy got that for you.
8. You like to play dress up.
9. Your favorite TV shows are Dora, Team Umizoomi, Princess Sofia and Doc McStuffins.
10. You love playing with your brother and sister.
11. You will wear any clothes that mommy makes for you and are SO excited when I sew for you.
12. You love to color and paint.
13. You love your gymnastics class.
14. We saw ‘Seussical the Musical‘ and now you are trying to learn all the words to the songs from the show and love acting out the finale of the show.
15. You are sweet and very kind.
16. You love going canoeing and camping with Daddy.
17. When we go out to restaurants, you love to order chocolate milk.
18. You like ice cream more than cake.
19. You perform ‘Mr. Knickerbocker’ by singing and doing all the moves and it is truly one of the cutest things I have ever seen.
20. You are a such a bright light in our family and bring joy into every day.

Happy Birthday to my sweet, Matilda Jane!


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  1. What an adorable daughter and great idea to write all of the memories down, my daughter’s middle name is Jane, too, so pretty.

  2. What a sweet post for your adorable daughter. Happy Birthday dear Matilda!

  3. Happy Birthday Matilda. I love you. Grandpa Dennis

  4. Happy Birthday to the sweet Matilda Jane! (Love her name.) You did a lovely job writing all these memories down for your daughter. Someday she will really appreciate this post!

  5. This is such a sweet and beautiful post. Happy birthday Matilda Jane! And such a wonderful day to you, her mother!!

  6. She’s so adorable! Reminds me a lot of Anne who’s 3.5 except she doesn’t take a nap 🙁

  7. What a sweet girl. Thank her extra much for the long day nap, my Miss almost 3 won’t have them for me anymore 🙁 only daycare, daddy or grandma

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  9. What a wonderful list of memories for Matilda! Years from now, she will cherish those thoughts from her Mama! Your kids are so adorable!! And you do such an incredible job on your blog. I so look forward to seeing your fabulous photographs and reading your emails when they arrive in my mailbox. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creativity with all of us!

  10. Happy Birthday to Matilda! She is just the cutest ever in her dress named just for her. Don’t they grow up fast? Hope she had a wonderful day!

  11. So cute 🙂 Would you be able to tell me the name and brand of her dress? I would love it for my dd. Thanks!

    • Hi Katrina,

      Great to hear from you! That’s a dress that I made for her using my Miss Matilda Dress and Top pattern that is available over in my shop. Thanks for stopping by :). Have a great day, Lindsay