I can not even believe I am writing the blog entry for a five year old!! It can't be so!! Surely my princess isn't growing up this fast!!? Although, it does make me a little sad that she's growing up so fast...it is such a privilege to have the opportunity to see her grow and mature so beautifully inside and out. Over the past year she has transformed from a preschool/toddler to a sweet, tender little girl! It's so much fun doing things together as she has more independence and interest in activities! We woke up early on her birthday and ventured out to breakfast at Panera Bread. I felt like I was with a fun girlfriend just hanging out people watching and enjoying a cinnamon bagel. :) Then, we headed to Old Navy to get a few cute summer sundresses! My girl has got style...she's such a cutie to shop with!
Daddy came home eat from work and took her out on a date to see the new Cinderella! Of course she dresses up...she was super excited. :)
We have had so much fun learning this year. She has become a diligent little student...she's always loved "school projects" but it was so cool this year to see the pieces all come together for her as she began to read. The joy and confidence she gained through mastering her letters and sounds....reading simple stories as well as mastering writing her letters and numbers. She has a love for drawing and coloring too! I can definitely see that she has lots of creativity flowing. She loves anything princess, anything ballet, anything dress-up, anything doll related as well as all kinds of music and art! In the course of a single day, she averages 6 different outfits....with a few dress up dresses thrown in there! Her locks of hair continue to thicken and she loves having her hair braided in all sorts of ways. She has the most tender heart...now she's a strong girl and has a very strong mind...but she has the sweetest heart that desires to obey and please. It's been amazing to see her heart turn toward spiritual things. She is full of questions as she's seeking to understand and know more about Jesus. She prays the most thoughtful prayers...as she's praying and talking with us about Jesus...I can just see her little wheels turning. It's my daily prayer that she will continue to have a heart sensitive toward spiritual things and a heart that desires to follow Jesus with her whole being. She has such a contagious, fun personality that draws others to her...and it's my prayer that as she seeks Jesus that others will experience His love through her. This coming year will be filled with lots of new adventures for her as she begins Kibdergarten...and going to her new school on Tuesdays! I pray the Lord guides her and guards her in every way. It's truly a blessing to be her mommy. :)
Height 45 in. 80%
Weight 47lb. 85%