Lizzie now has her very first loose tooth, has graduated from her self contained classroom to real Kindergarden next year AND is 5 years old! Wow! Things are happeninig, y'all and I am not sure that I am ready. This is my baby girl, after all and while we try not to baby her and we try to make sure that she is "out there" and trying and doing and reaching her incredible potential, there is a place in my heart that just wants to scoop her up and hold her close and protect her from the world and there she goes growing up and all!
We started this day, her day with an unexpected meltdown. She had been SO excited about this day and it really blindsided me a bit. It was just one of those times that something triggered within my sweet girl and I lost her for a little while that morning. She had to work hard to pull herself back from that place but she did and the celebration of the day, her day, got back on track.
I don't know if it was her "one on one" with God (she will tell me to be quiet while she talks to God - gotta love it) or the threat of loosing Ch*ck E Ch**se (a friend was having her bday party there that night) that pulled her back but I know which one I thanked!!
But after our rough start, all was forgotten and our little Lizzie was in full "Lizzie" form. She took cookies to school to share with her class, got to go to her friend's party and the very next morning...
opened her gifts.
Lizzie has been talking a lot about her gifts - a lot and she was SO excited about each and every one of them
especially the one that was as big as she is!
but do you know what her fav gift was, the gift that she has been asking for each and every day, the one gift that I knew, had it been forgotten...
I - would - be - living - hard!!!
That's right - bubble gum!!!
This girl LOVES her some bubble gum!! LOL!
I am not complaining - except when I am picking gum off the carpet or out of hair! Ugh!
We went to mom's to have her party, where we had cake
and slip and slides
and one beautiful 5 year old birthday girl
who, while not growing much in stature
(her new bathing suit is a size 2T, sigh!)
has grown tremendously in every - other - way!
We love you precious little Lizzie! Happy Birthday my sweet girl!
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