turning SIX

Asia Nicole turned SIX this year, which feels unbelievable to me. With each new year, I am always caught by surprise at how old she seems. Of course, six is still young – but she amazes me with her grace and compassion at such a young age. This past year she has grown in leaps and bounds – I have seen huge motivation in her desire to learn. She really loves school (so far) and doesn’t see it as a burden (which I am striving to maintain!). She also has a kind, nurturing heart, and is becoming more independent each day. She loves to learn how things work, and is full of questions too. She is quite the jokester, scheming with her sisters, or leading the way in their adventures. Both of her sisters look up to her greatly. She also loves to help in the kitchen, baking goodies, stirring sauces, rinsing dishes – she really loves to help! Asia is full of empathy – she cries when her sisters cry – and is very sensitive to others’ pain. She loves to dance, draw, read and ride her bike outside.

This year – she planned her birthday menu herself, and helped make her own cupcakes: chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting (filled with whip cream)!

She woke up to a barrage of gifts, skype phone calls from America, and waffles with strawberry syrup! She was queen for the day (well, maybe the week!) as we celebrated with face painting, soccer, pizza party @ the park – and a slumber party! Asia loves parties – and she can practically plan them herself. This was her first slumber party – and the anticipation was out-of-control. Two of her little girlfriends came to stay the night. We played hide & seek with flashlights and they stayed up late giggling. We were so tired, that we all took naps the next day!

We love you sweet Asia, and we are so blessed by the joyful little girl that you are!!