14 April 2009

Happy Birthday Big Girl

This year Anna turned 5 on Easter Day!


One Year

Two Years

Three Years

Four Years

Five Years

Wow. 5 years old. Where did 5 years go?

At 5 you are learning to...
read words
tie your shoes
remember everyone's phone number
play board games
ride your bike up hills and brake down hills without having to come to a complete stop
tell time on a clock with hands
snap your fingers

You still love...
cartoons, especially sponge bob
playing pretend
your brother
baby dolls
having girls days with your mommy
princess stories

I worry about you...
watching too much tv
because you love to clean (are you really my child?) you ask to dust and sort my shoes
being bored in kindergarten
having to have so much dental work

Here's more that makes you, you...

You have the most beautiful eyelashes and skin color.

You are so sweet for helping me. You bring me things at my first request, help with Carter and can go find out what time it is for me when I'm trying to get out the door and pretty sure we are late.

I rarely have to punish you anymore.

I'm pretty good at judging when you're lying. But I can see this may get harder as years go by.

You and Carter play together for hours without fighting. I'm so happy for this.

You like to pick out your own clothes. You refuse to wear corduroys and sometimes refuse jeans. Sometimes you refuse sweat pants because they make you sweat. This leaves knit pants and skirts.

I love that you are still so innocent. For example - we were watching The Amazing Race a few weeks ago and one of the girls said she was "freezing my ass off" and Anna said "What is assoff?"

I never would have thought we would have explained how babies are made several times over before you were even 5. It gets easier each time.

I love that you also asked "Do I get to go to kindergarten the next day when I'm five?" But I must admit I'm a little sad for you to go to kindergarten.

You are still my sweet baby girl and I love you love you love you!


RunToFinish said...

ohhh adorable!! seriously she is like the cutest kid!!

Susan said...

She is so dang cute! I wish Cameron had a big sister like Anna. But I don't think that's possible. Unless I can get into a time machine or something. :)