“5, can you believe it?”
That is what you asked everyone who called to wish you a happy birthday today.
My grown up Little Miss. Where did the time go?
We had a very low-key day for actual birthday. You had school today and were handed a crown to wear throughout the day. You had picked your outfit so nicely. “A birthday outfit needs to sparkle mom!” Yes, yes it does.
Coming home, you and your brother spent most of the hours before dinner in the backyard, running through the sprinkler. It reached 34’C with humidity this afternoon (93’F) which felt so strange for mid September. But the heat and the sun were welcome. We ate popsicles, played and had a blast until dad came home with dinner… your favorite : SUSHI! And for dessert, chocolate-raspberry macaroons. We chatted and stuffed our faces, then headed to the park. By the time we left, you and your brother were spent and you asked to go to bed after only a few minutes.
What a wonderful age you are entering my love, so filled with adventure and promise. You are no longer part of the “little ones” at school and the age suits you. Every morning, I watch you take that long walk across the school yard, your backpack and lunch bag strapped to you and I think to myself “she’s gotten a little taller I think”. But it’s more than that. I think you walk taller, you have an air of confidence about you that I just love to see.
Happy birthday my sweetheart : May this next trip around the sun bring you places you have never gone before. May it be the first of many wonderful years of self discovery. Know that your daddy and I will never be far if ever you are looking for our hand to hold. We love you very much!