Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday Snapshot - Happy Birthday Lizzie

My baby girl is 5 years old!!  I knew it was coming.  I mean we have been counting down the days until Lizzie is once again as old as her "big" sister but it came SO fast! 

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!

Thanks Marney!

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 swimming

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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  1. Lizzie, I wish you a terrific, fantabulous, superlicious birthday! You rock, girl!

  2. Happy birthday, Lizzie! The color-me playhouse looks amazing! And what a beautiful girl she is! Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!

  3. Happy Birthday, Lizzie, looks like you had a great day!

  4. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Dear Lizzie!
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday Sweet Lizzie! It looks like you had a fantastic birthday!
    Birthday Wishes from Nebraska!
    -Kirstie Bikakis

  6. Happy Birthday Lizzie!!! What a wonderfully fun birthday!