I don't know whether to be happy or sad that my baby girl turned five this week.
Sad. She is my baby. She is growing up so fast and it doesn't help that she loves all the things that Lexi loves and THAT makes her seem so much older than she really is. Sad. She starts kindergarten this year. I have a hard time thinking that in another year I will be home by myself during the days. Don't get me wrong, it will be nice ONCE in awhile to have some time to myself but I absolutely love having my children around me. It is just another realization that my kids won't be little forever, and that I have so much more to teach them, to hold them, and to nurture them before they go out on their own. Time goes by way too fast. I need to cherish these years more than ever!!
Happy. It is so fun to see her progress every day. I love each milestone. She is such a smart and very observant girl. She has so much determination and the joy I feel when she accomplishes something is indescribable! Happy. She is so ready and so excited to start kindergarten and that makes it worth it! Happy. It so nice to not have to worry about diapers, naps, etc. and family trips have been much more enjoyable also now that she is getting older.
Happy that this girl is a part of our lives!
Happy Birthday, LILY!!