Monday, July 9, 2012

Five Years Too Old

My little girl turned 5 on Saturday. For some reason this seems SO old to me. I'm not sure I'm ready to be the mom of a 5 year old! 

Maria sure was excited though! And we had the best day. It stared out with a new dress to put on, birthday waffles and smoothies,

then she opened a few presents, including her very own guitar.

She received so many phone calls from her aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins.

In the afternoon we went to a wildlife park where we saw lots of animals! Maria's favourite was the cute little baby bunny. 

Then we came home and had chili for supper (per Maria's request) and cake! 

Gosh I love this kid! She was sooo happy all day...I absolutely love the delight that she takes in every little thing. She is the sweetest five year old - the best helper to me, and the best big sister. I love her imagination which entertains the two girls all day long, and her creativity that shines through in her love of all things crafty.  Although she looks more like her daddy, she has more of her mama's personality, which creates a special bond between us because I feel like I always know what she's thinking and can predict her every move. This also means I feel her pain when she's having a hard time. 
 Although it makes me so sad that she's not so little anymore, I am of course so excited to see her grow and learn so many new things this year! I pray that I will be given the graces to be a good mother to her, and to face all the new challenges that lay ahead. I love you Maria!

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