Julia turned 4 years old last week.
We spent Julia's birthday doing all of her favorite things from eating pancakes in the morning, going for a long hike in search of some bugs and worms, but eventually settling on catching a spider and finding some coins (the spider was released later), making lanterns out of a balloon and some colorful tissue paper, taking a gymnastics and a swimming lessons to indulging in cupcakes.
I don't think Julia cares much for getting older as her brother does. As long as she has an excuse to dress up and there are pizza and a cake to eat, she'll make some effort to show a bit of excitement.
We are still figuring out who she is taking after: me or Seth. And everyday she proves to us that she is her own person surprising us with her likes and dislikes.
Happy Birthday, sonechko!