Meredith is an amazing girl (and I'm sure I'm not a bit biased! ;))
She is helpful: always asking to help make dinner, fold laundry, "babysit" (aka watch the baby while I run to another room), rake the garden - almost anything you can think of, she will do.
She is reserved: taking a while to survey a situation before jumping in.
She is smart: already reading short stories, loves math, has great handwriting.
She is: a budding violinist, a loving friend to her best girls at CBS and preschool, a go-er and do-er and self-motivated.
At 5, Meredith is petite: 27th percentile in height (at 41.3 in tall) and 47th percentile in weight (at 39 lbs 2 oz). She has perfect vision. She was very resistant to getting her 2 5-yr shots, but as she got them, she realized they weren't that bad.
Also: in the months leading up to Meredith turning five, Jason and I made a big deal about her finger-sucking (which she still did to sleep), telling her that "five-year-olds don't suck their fingers" and "when you turn five, you won't do that anymore." Well, lo and behold, the very day she turned five, she stopped and hasn't done it since. She said to us, "I know five-year-olds don't suck their fingers, and I'm five now, so I don't do that anymore." I had no idea it would be that easy! We're proud of her!
We're thankful for you, Meredith Claire! Praying for you as you start your five-year-old year :)