March 5, 2010

10 Things About JuJu

This weekend is Julia's 4th birthday, so I thought I'd share some stuff that you may or may not know about her. Hope this doesn't come back to haunt her in 10 or 12 years (actually I hope it does; it will keep the boys away).

Here are 10 things about Julia in no particular order.

10) Julia loves coffee, but she won't drink from her own cup. She prefers to drink from mine.
9) Her favorite book: whatever Dora, Berenstain Bears, or Princess book she has most recently brought home from the library.
8) Her favorite movie: I would say it's a toss up between Cinderella & Hannah Montana the Movie, but she usually prefers to watch episodes of shows like Dora, Hannah Montana, or something like that recorded on DVD. Movies require too long of an attention span.
7) Favorite Restaurant: Too close to call between Olive Garden & Chick-fil-a (definitely my child). Olive Garden is huge to her b/c of the breadsticks & Chick-fil-a has a playground & kid's get free ice cream.
6) Julia is actually a very good card player. Uno is her specialty but she's getting better at Go Fish. I told her there's a city of lights out in the desert just waiting for her.
5) Julia is obsessed with her reflection. She sits at the dinner table & does silly stuff so she can watch her reflection in the glass of our china cabinet.
4) Julia is all girl except for one thing: WRESTLING. She loves putting on makeup, even if she does look like Lady Gaga when she's finished, but she loves to wrestle. She stands there & huffs & puffs. Then she says, "I'm getting mean!" right before she jumps on you.
3) Julia loves Audrey. She says that she's her best friend. Hopefully that won't change too much. That will make my house a lot calmer during the teenage years.
2) Julia is the worst person in the world to try to watch a movie with. You literally have to explain everything that's happening & why. I always thought Disney movies were for little kids but apparently they need explaining as if we were watching some artsy movie with French dialogue.
1) Julia just learned how to say "living room" this week. For the last year and half, it's been the :wuh-wuh-wuh wum" (that's my best attempt at spelling the noise she would make). Now she really over-enunciates "li-ving room". I guess it is a little sad, but at least now we don't have to translate it.

Happy Birthday Julia.