Today is my daughter’s fifth birthday. She is happy and excited when you talk to her about her birthday. She was most happy about picking out what food we all ate today – a fun treat I plan to continue forever.
Her brother was having a sort of hard time because his birthday is next week and he wanted it to be today. It’s hard to have their birthdays so close together as everyone says “oh a combined birthday party will be easy” – and granted I have been doing combined parties the past few years, but I know that won’t last too long.
This is her first birthday away from friends and family. I consider the neighbor kids to be her friends, but since we don’t really talk to their parents, I admit I feel wierd inviting them to something. My plan at this point is to have a cake and a bunch of snacks and eat outside and have the kids invite the other kids. Then again, I better talk to the parents so the kids actually come over!
It sucks being away from friends and family, especially on birthdays!
But she is 5! I am amazed that she was this tiny baby who was too small to fit into her coming home outfit, but now she is a tall five year old. Strong willed, chatterbox, loves to craft (yay!), first born girl. The baby that her dad would call a smidgen of a person, he nicknamed her smidge for a while, but it never stuck. The little girl who I wonder if I am doing a good job parenting and I wonder who she will grow up to be.
In all her dancing glory, being a techie child and listening to Mom’s iPod.