It was 5 years ago right now that I was in labor. My epidural had worn off or gotten loose and I was in major pain. But all that pain disappeared at 3:58 PM when our beautiful girl was born. She has been such a light in our family these last 5 years. When we are in the house, she can either be heard giggling or singing. She loves her big brothers and wants to be with them all the time (unfortunately they don’t always want her with them) and is definately a Daddy’s girl and has been since day 1! She is so excited to be 5. One day as we began talking about her birthday coming up, she realized that she was going to be 5 and stated that now she could go to Kindergarten. I had to explain to a very disappointed little girl, that she can’t go to kindergarten until school starts again after the summer. Even though she will be 5, she has to finish out preschool first. She began reading on her own this year and I can frequently find her sitting and reading a book. Yesterday, I took her to Build-A-Bear for the 1st time. When she was born, her brothers gave her a bunny from Build-A-Bear that they had picked out and stuffed and named. That was their gift to their new baby sister. But, she had never been there before. So, she got to pick out her very own “friend” yesterday. We had a blast spending the day together. At the end of our day, she leaned over and said “Mommy, I love you”! This morning she asked me, “Mommy, now that I am 5, do I get to wear make up?” Oh my, 5 going on 15! She is going to keep me hopping over the next several years, but I am so lucky to be her mommy!
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