Monday, April 06, 2009

5 years later, 4/6/04

After spending 17 hrs in labor, we were presented with our beautiful baby girl. At 10 lbs 11 oz & 22" long she was the biggest baby in the nursery. To us, she was perfect.






Fast forward 5 years & here we are at her school celebrating her birthday with her classmates. Today is our family celebration--the last time Hunter was home for her birthday she was turning 2. You read that right--he missed her 3rd & 4th birthdays, so today is doubly special. Her party is in a couple weeks & the weekend after her party she & I are going to see Disney on Ice, courtesy of Grandma and Papa & Memere and Pepere.

I'm slowly learning that we're not the only ones who suffer from certain "miletone" birthdays. You know how people freak over turning 30, 40, etc? Well, it happens to parents when their children reach certain ages. Five! She is FIVE. That's the end of toddlerhood & the beginning of "big kid-dom" I don't think I'm going to cry when she starts Kindergarten in August (yeah, right! Did that when she started preschool!), but I will feel sad that my baby is growing up. At the risk of sounding trite---enjoy your babies when they're young as they do grow up too fast!

6 comments:

knittingyoyo said...

Oh my goodness what darling pictures. We had "chunky monkey's" too, as my DIL calls them. My youngest Joseph (at Ft B) was 10 lb 12oz and grand-daughter Jo was 10 lb 2 oz. So great Daddy was home and got to go to the party too. You are absolutely right enjoy them, they grow up way too fast. A very Happy Birthday to all of you!

Kristyn said...

Happy Birthday Wee One!! So glad her daddy can be there to celebrate with her.

NH Knitting Mama said...

When Will turned 5 in January, I had some private tears. I just can't believe that he is ALREADY 5, we've started homeschooling, and this is my only time to get to do all this good stuff. I agree with you - it is important to absorb as much of their lives as we can!

Holly S. said...

Happy Birthday, Wee One! Your mommy has an excused absence from Panera. We had a good crowd tonight at knit night, but we still missed you.

Ursula said...

Happy Birthday to the big 5 year old!

Lady Wyvern said...

HAPPY MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY!!!!