5 Years Ago…

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It’s been 5 years since my firstborn made me a mom. I have been anticipating this birthday for months. 5 is such a monumental birthday! Old enough for “official” school, tall enough to ride rides at amusement parks and sign up for girl scouts (can we say “cookies”?!) and so many more activities! This girl never ceases to amaze me!

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As excited as I am for all the things she can do this year, there’s also this slight stab in the heart that I am nearing the end of “early childhood”. What a crazy thing to realize since I still consider myself a new mom. It was just yesterday that I couldn’t pry her off my leg when I left the room, and now she’s shoving me out the door.
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She’s itching to hang with the older girls and watch the big kids’ shows. Gone are the days of Elmo and Barney, something I keep thinking she’ll go back to. Here are the days of Barbie and mermaids. And as I write this, I realize that I can’t really remember the last time she crawled into bed with me in the wee hours of the morning. I wonder if those days are behind me as well. DSC_1123

But there’s little to feel nostalgic about when thinking about all she can do now. Coloring within lines, writing letters and her name, making family pictures, playing her ukulele and helping out her sisters to name a few. She’s planning a her own garden, decorating her own room, dressing herself and her dolls, and almost constantly saying “watch this mom!”. But my favorite…she has promised me that when she moves out of the house I can come too. Unless she’s mad at me and then I guess I’m homeless…
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The First-born’s 5-Year Birthday Interview
Nicknames: LV
How old are you? 5
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Toy: Guitar
Favorite Fruit: Apple
Favorite TV Show: Doc McStuffins
Favorite thing to eat for lunch: Spaghetti
Favorite Outfit: Dresses
Favorite Game: Playing Doc McStuffins
Favorite Snack: Cut up apples
Favorite Animal: Zebras
Favorite Song: Frozen
Favorite Book: Frozen and Doc McStuffins
Best Friend: Brooklyn
Favorite Cereal: Raisin Bran
Favorite thing to do outside: run with Brooklyn
Favorite Drink: Orange Juice
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? a stuffed animal
Favorite thing to eat for breakfast: pancakes
What do you want to be when you grow up? a veterinarian
Favorite season of the year: spring
Favorite movie: Frozen
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