I still cannot believe I have a five year old! Phew, I said it out loud this morning. The one thing I adore about having this blog is that I’m able to look back over years of moments with my kids in this location. I may not have a baby book of newborn items of my first born, but I do have this blog to remind me of the big and little milestones we’ve overcome in her short five years here on earth.
My Dearest Sweet Lily,
I almost said “little Lily” as I used to call you that when you were much smaller but its clear today that you are growing into a young lady and on your way to big things! This year was a big one for you. We decided to leave our home in Atlanta and move our family to my hometown of Chicago ( where you were actually born and lived for a year before we moved south so you don’t remember much).
You’ve grown so much in the last year from beginning a new school, to adapting to meeting new friends and neighbors, having family members minutes away and learning to navigate having a younger sibling on the go ( or rather RUNNING after you now ).
Last year we threw you a candy birthday party and even though you still love all the gummy worms, starbursts and lollipops you can find, I’m excited to throw you a Fancy Nancy party for your love of dresses, sparkles, ballet shoes and gasp, tights!
I hope this year brings you everything you want. I’m still in disbelief you will be going to Kindergarten in the fall but you’re so excited to get to go to a ‘big kid school’ that I know you’ll be just fine. You’re moving mountains kid and I can’t wait to be at every soccer game, every parent teacher conference, every school performance and cheering on you on every side line!