S: Aubrey Nicole Byers - 5th year
1: Aubrey Nicole Byers | Age 4 | Age 4
3: Indianapolis Children's Museum | June 2009
4: First Day of Pre-K
5: Aubrey & Ruth
6: "Little Girls are Heavens Flowers"
8: I | Y | E | countdown chart Aubrey made | Aubrey said "Look, I'm an 'E'". Our favorite was the "I". | countdown chart Mommy made
9: In preparation for our trip to Disney, Mommy started packing. Aubrey told us she was going to pack as well. We didn't pay much attention. However when it was FINALLY time to load up the van for the trip, Aubrey ran to get her backpack and small tote. They were filled with her favorite treasures. She unpacked them immediately upon arrival in our hotel in Detroit as well as our room at Disney. | Mommy beamed with pride when she saw this lineup. | birthday card Aubrey picked for Mommy
10: pre-k field trip
11: riding tractors with papa
13: Baking Time
14: At Disney as Mommy explains how if she got lost she should find someone and show them her ankle bracelet with her name and phone number, Aubrey nods along. When Mommy pauses, Aubrey says "How about I just don't get lost, OK?" On the way to school "You are very my mommy. I love you!!" On seeing the UPS truck that makes frequent deliveries of boxes to our house "Look! It is the box car!" There was a big bright "fireball" sun on the way home. Aubrey says "Is that the sun [son?] of God?" Mommy says "um..."
15: After having a few struggles in past days with Gramma over what would make an acceptable lunch, when it was time for lunch Bre told Gramma "I would like Corn Bran. and I would like you to give it to me with a happy face." On first getting out of bed "My legs are slippery!!" "A mosquito bit me. It was an accident." "Mommy!! My foot is buzzing!! Can you hear it?" (It had fallen asleep).
22: Aubrey: "Where is God?" Mommy: "God is way up high - higher than the sun." Aubrey: "Higher than the clouds?" Mommy: "Yep." Aubrey: "Where is He?" Mommy: "in heaven." Aubrey: "GOD DIED!?!?!?!" Try to explain that to a 4 year old. But Mommy assured her that God didn't die, but He has always been in heaven. Aubrey: "He is in heaven with the bad guys?" Mommy: "um, no...the bad guys aren't in heaven. hm...people who have asked Jesus into their hearts go to heaven when they die." Aubrey: "I DON'T WANT PAPA IN HEAVEN! That would make me sad! I would miss him!" Pause as mommy tried to think of an answer. Aubrey: "Let's just give him some medicine to make him better." (Papa was sick with a cold.). Whew! That was exhausting.
23: Aubrey: "Mommy, Jesus died for us." Mommy: "that's right. why did Jesus die?" Aubrey: "cause he loves us." Mommy: "Jesus does love us. why did he have to die?" Aubrey: "cause God loves us." Mommy: "God does love us. but why did Jesus die?" Aubrey: "Mommy, it's ok. he is all better now." Aubrey: "We learned about God is a king tonight at Cubbies." Mommy: "that's right." Aubrey: "yep. God is a king and Maid Marian is going to be his wife". Aubrey was trying on clothes / shoes for easter. She had on sandals. "These are like Jesus shoes"
29: IU Basketball Assembly Hall
30: Aubrey:: "Is that car gray?" Mommy: "No, it is beige." Aubrey: "Is beige because it doesn't have any color?" Aubrey: "Jordyn knows how to read." Mommy: "You will learn to read in kindergarten" Aubrey: "I don't want to read. Princessies don't read." Mommy: "Princesses read!" Aubrey: "No, they don't. Well....Belle...she reads, but the other princessies...they don't read." The story of Noah as Aubrey told it to Gramma: "So Mary had a boy and they built a boat and it rained....and went up high and then they huffed and they puffed."
31: barbies - darbies princesses - princessies bottom - bommum children - childrens computer - puter music - musick something - sompin' flamingo - mingo Mrs. Stankovich - Mrs. Stinkybitch | fish - sish tomato - mato excited - sited very - berry dress - bress iPod - iPot later - to later thanks - manks
33: March 2010 | Indianapolis Children's Museum
36: Mother's Day | Aubrey made this pin in Pre-K and brought it home on Thursday. She kept it hidden and a surprise until Sunday. We were very impressed especially since she talked about her surprise every day.
37: Z o o
41: You Make My Sun Shine
45: Drawing people. We've gone from heads with legs to full people.