Thursday, July 09, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Sunshine Sparkles Princess Ballerina Fairy Olivia Newton-John!


(It’s that time of year again; my annual letter to my daughter on her birthday.)



Miss Bean! Or as you now call yourself “Sunshine Sparkles Princess Ballerina Fairy”,

Happy 4th Birthday! I say this with both enthusiasm and sorrow as the year has flown by far too quickly. I know it’s cliché to say but I really can’t believe how fast these 4 years have gone by. I still remember the day you were born (with the attacking Ninja’s) like it was yesterday.

A few things I’ve enjoyed the past year watching you grow:
  • Stories of your imaginary sisters Sauna and Nana from Cloud Mountain, and their baby brother Lightening Bubblegum.
  • Our trip to Paris and the experience through your eyes.
  • How excited you get doing chores, helping, and putting stickers on your chore chart.
  • Asking for a cat and then drawing pictures of you two playing. It didn't work but I admire the effort.
  • Listening to you sing just about anywhere and ballet dancing in the aisles of stores without even thinking.
  • The tea parties you throw while dressed up like a Fairy or Princess.
  • Playing restaurant in the car on the way to school by taking meal orders and telling your mommy and me the specials of the day - like "Tree Pie."
  • Painting and drawing together. Seeing your vivid imagination at work.

Your favorite things at this moment:


The color Pink. Souplantation. Music from Elvis, Bee-Gee’s, and Coldplay. Movie night on the giant screen with the neighbors, any art projects that we do together, Ballet. Anything that has to do with Paris. Making crafts and pictures for friends. Playing games on the iPhone and Wii. Making Pizza’s together while singing Tom Jones songs. Anything that has to do with Ariel or Silvermist.
Watching DVD’s Blue Hawaii, Little Mermaid, Fantasia 2000, The Three Caballeros, and AristoCats over and over again.


Tonight on the eve of your birthday as we made, of course ‘pink’, cupcakes for your preschool class I realized how much I’m going to miss you at 3. But at the same time I’m looking forward to the memories waiting for us when you're 4.

You may be a year older, but in my eyes I’ll always see that cute little baby girl with those big eyes, huge smiles, and silly belly laughs - even when your 30.

Love,
Daddy

18 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Happy Birthday Sunshine Sparkles Princess Ballerina Fairy!

(You have a pretty name.)

Dad Stuff said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to adding even more memories to next year's list.

Amrita said...

Ooohhh your sweet and endearing letter to your darling.

These words will cement your relationship with your daughter.
Save these letters for her to read when she grows up.

Ben and Bennie said...

I love your name little lady! Happy Birthday!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Coolest name ever. Happy Birthday!

Darren said...

Happy birthday, Sunshine Sparkles Princess Ballerina Fairy! (And thank God for cut and paste.)

Four is the start of the really fun years. You'll all love it.

Jamie said...

Great post! Love it!!

How to Party with an Infant said...

oh,man! This is such a great idea. You'll look back on this post and so will she.

WILLIAM said...

I love the name.

Sue said...

Sunshine Sparkles Princess Ballerina Fairy has a very, very special Daddy.

for a different kind of girl said...

Happy belated birthday to your very beautiful, clearly very creative, brand new four year old. It's even more magical than three!

Beck said...

Happy birthday, four year old! 4 is the most fun age ever - so sweet and imaginative and fun and yet so big-kid competent.
Also: Lightening Bubblegum? I LOVE it.

Dan said...

Of course, Elvis musicals!

Amy refuses to watch pretty much anything other than musicals and I've been struggling to cope with re-watching the ones we have. But there is a ritch vein to be tapped with Mr Presley!

Artist Unplugged said...

Awwwwwwwwww, how sweet, love that she is forced, er, I mean, introduced to Elvis and Tom Jones music, thank goodness she isn't wearing a bra, she would be tempted to take it off and pretend to toss it on stage. PLEASE promise to blog for the next 12 years so I can read the adventures you have teaching her to drive, which is what I am doing now with my daughter.......princess will turn into a chauffer!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Happy Birthday Miss Bean :)

Pink, that is and will still be her royal color for the next few years. Good luck.

Hey, my word vertification is Dog Inc - now, that's a sign from God that no cat is allowed here. Haha!

painted maypole said...

what, no kitten for her bday?

i wish i could just dance whenever and wherever I felt like it.

hell, I wish we all did

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

What a beautiful letter. Print it out and save it for her. She will love reading it one day.

Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

radioactive girl said...

Happy Birthay to your little princess.

It really does go fast. That's something I swore I'd never say,but it's so true I just have to sometimes.