Sunday, April 29, 2012

She is 5!

Quotes from this morning:

"Mom!  Look!  My feet have grown since when I was 4!"

"You can still call me 'baby.'  I'm pretty comfortable with that.  We know I'm bigger than a baby, but it's okay."

"My brothers really need to wake up so they can give me their presents!"

Lydia turns 5 today!  She has been counting down the days to her birthday for a long time, so she is thrilled that the day has finally arrived.

At 5 years old, she is still independent and spunky.  She has a mind of her own and isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks!  She has a fierce love for her brothers. Her hair is still long, although it seems to have reached that point of not growing much longer.  She is friendly, inquisitive, eager to learn and such a happy child!

This past year, she has played soccer, begun gymnastics lessons, had dance lessons, and is about to start horseback riding lessons.   She learned how to ride a 2 wheeler bike without training wheels.  We still haven't made a decision about where she'll spend kindergarten.

I worry since she doesn't have a built-in playmate, defender, cohort like her brothers (who are only 18 mths apart and still inseparable), but she seems to be just fine.  And, even though there are 5 & 6 years between them, her brothers are playmates, defenders and cohorts!  I just hope they always stay as close as they have been the last 5 years.

Click the break to take a look at her over the years!

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