Melissa Amber Seals
At 4 years old, Melissa was all girl - emotional at the drop of a hat. She also loved horses, geese, ducks, butterflies, fairy tales with princesses, Clifford and his friends, Scooby Doo, and her good friend Madeline. She was starting to read more and loved to draw. She also loved to sing. Having just turned 4, she announced "Soon I will be 5!"
At her pediatric checkup, Melissa was 36 pounds and 45 inches tall. She was potty-trained, but still not dry at night, which was normal for her age.
Missy and Aaron obviously loved each other, but were also obviously siblings - and not just because they looked similar. She gave just as much as she got and it got harder and harder to tell who was the agressor with each fight.
Here are the pictures, and there are lots of them because we were using the digital camera more and more:
"Check out the big carrot I grew in our garden!"
Enjoying Megan's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.
Riding the helicopter at Chuck E. Cheese.
Playing a game with Mommy at Chuck E. Cheese.
In a tunnel at Chuck E. Cheese.
Sitting with Aaron at his Kindergarten orientation party.
Checking out the mail car at the railroad museum.
Missy and Aaron with the pumpkin they picked out (and emus in the cage behind them).
Riding on a tractor at the pumpkin farm.
Sitting in the race car with Aaron at the Children's Museum.
Missy and Aaron play with puppets at the Children's Museum.
Missy got to perform the prince puppet at a Children's Museum puppet show.
Playing at the water table at the Children's Museum.
Another picture of Hoosier Doggy.
Having lunch in the basement.
Another shot of having lunch in the basement.
Sitting with their jack-0-lantern.
Another picture with the jack-o-lantern.
Playing in the fall leaves.
Scooby Doo and Clifford ready for gymnastics class.
Scooby Doo marching in gymnastics class.
Ready to go trick-or-treating.
"Mom, are you done yet? We are ready to go trick-or-treating!"
Climbing on the snow castle at the Children's Museum.
Talking to Santa at the Children's Museum.
Sitting with Santa at the Children's Museum.
Sitting in the race car at the Children's Museum.
Doing her own puppet show at the Children's Museum.
Still being a bunny puppet at the Children's Museum.
Riding the carousel at the Children's Museum.
Picking out ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Decorating the Christmas tree.
"What, Mom? I'm decorating the tree."
"I'm going to hang this on the tree."
Pulling on a kitty ornament to make the legs move.
Eating frosting after making a gingerbread train.
Queen of the snow hill.
Sitting pretty in her new red dress.
Missy and Daddy get ready to go to a Father-Daughter dance.
Dancing at the Father-Daughter dance.
More dancing at the Father-Daughter dance.
With a new friend at the Father-Daughter dance.
Missy and Daddy sitting at the Father-Daughter dance.
Playing in the basement with neighbor/friend Sadie.
Having lunch in the basement with Sadie.
On a balance beam at a friend's gymnastics birthday party.
On the balance beam again (with the birthday girl's mom).
Climbing the rope ladder at the gymnastics birthday party.
Swinging on a bar at the gymnastics birthday party.
Enjoying the trampoline.
Eating cake at her friend's birthday party.
Missy with her new baby bed from Uncle Sukosh and Aunt Amy.
Showing Mommy her Popple and new bunny from Aunt Mandy.
Showing off her new Snow White dress from Aunt Karen.
Let's see the new shoes, too, Snow White!
Snow White looking for clues.
Snow White with her magic wand.
This web page was last revised on May 12, 2005.