I’m pretty sure I was just writing a happy 5th birthday letter, but turns out it was a year ago and here we are again.
This time with that second hand. Oh me. S-I-X! The whole hand plus one.
You were so excited a couple weeks ago when you got on the carousel at the fair, and found yourself on horse number 14, just like your birthday. You were even more excited when you saw that your sister was on horse number 13 just like her birthday.
And, you were quite happy to find out that you were tall enough for the ferris wheel, but your sister wasn’t, so you got to go with daddy all by yourself. (Mommy is holding her breath seeing you that high up above those cars. It makes mommy really nervous with you up there all venerable. I’m sure you’ll understand one day, about 20-25 years from now…that’s how long it took mommy to get it!) Mommy’s wear their hearts on their sleeves. True fact.
You still asked for a bouncy castle for your birthday. We don’t give into requests a lot, but you and your sister just love it, so it’s easy to say yes. You spent pretty much the whole day either jumping or eating. That’s one thing you don’t mess around with. Food. I’m certain you eat more than me most meals.
You’ve lost three teeth. Well, you haven’t lost them. And, they haven’t fallen out, either. You let mommy pull the first one (your bottom right), then daddy pull the second one (your bottom left) then mommy pull the top right one. That last one was the easiest to pull and was almost dangling, but you were adamant about just letting it dangle. Ick.
You really are so sweet and kind. You love your sisters with all of your heart (even if you are trying to take the scissors from your sister). You are sensitive, caring and emotional. You feel everything 110% and are aware of other people’s emotions, too. You are an excellent reader and speller. We can’t hide anything from you. You’ve become an excellent story teller, too; picking up stacks of paper, stapling them together and making a book with a well thought out story and pictures to go with it. You never do and never will cease to amaze me.
You love to color and draw and do arts and crafts. I’m certain you would be happy all day with a blank spiral, a box of markers and some scissors. You’d be in heaven.
You enjoy your Sundays at church with Sunday School and Beginning Believers. And, you have a great time at your Sparks AWANA class in the evening. You are playing soccer with your sister and daddy coaching. No goals yet this season, but there’s still time. Choir on Wednesdays is very enjoyable for you, too and I love to hear you sing (your first performance was actually on your birthday!) You are doing very well in school and learning to be a better student, daughter and sister every day.
Happy SIXTH birthday my number one. Six years of being a mommy and you still keep me on my toes everyday.
I love you more than you’ll ever know!
1st birthday. (MIA)