Today is your birthday! You requested banana bread pancakes for breakfast and pizza for dinner. Cake from the bakery at school and presents after school. Calls from friends and grandparents were a highlight as you are now becoming interested in getting your own phone calls. Ice-cream with a candle topped off today's festivities and on Saturday, it's Tea Party Time!
You are one great kid! You are so full of energy that I can hardly keep up. I love your inhibitions at being the center of attention - it showed in full color today as you were so excited for any gathering to sing happy birthday to you! You wore your birthday crown with pride and were thrilled with a new dress we found in the stash of clothes that you hadn't gotten in to yet. You are a great reader, but can't be bothered to color in the lines. You seem to have my planning gene and like to have everyone lined out around you. You are gracious with your brother and kind to your friends.
Last night when I tucked you in, I was lamenting the last night of tucking in my 5-year-old girl. You very matter-of-factly informed me "I'll be the same girl, I'll just be a different number!". I'm glad that you've reached a "different number". That you are healthy, and that you are the same girl.
I love you and the little girl you are!