Friday, June 1, 2012

5 years

Last year I wrote a letter to each of the girls on their birthday.  I sat down to write Olivia a letter on her 5th birthday - 5 years old!  That's huge - it's a milestone year.  I wanted her to look back on each of her birthdays and see how much I love her.  But the more I thought about it I realized that she won't have to look back and see how much I love her because the goal is that she knows how much I love her every single day.  She won't need to see it, she'll always know.

So this year I'd like her to look back and be reminded of who she was and the things she loved. So here are her answers to some birthday questions.

Olivia - 5 years old

What is your favorite color?  Blue
What is your favorite toy?  Barbie
What is your favorite thing to wear?  The dress I wore to Leslie's wedding.
What is your favorite fruit?  Canned pears
What is your favorite TV show?  Phineas & Ferb
What is your favorite drink?  Chocolate Milk
What is your favorite breakfast?  Waffles
What is your favorite thing to play outside?  Ride my bike.
What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
What do you sleep with at night?  My purple bunny or pink doggy
Who is your best friend?  All the girls at my school.
What is your favorite animal?  Can it be pretend?  A unicorn.

Why didn't you ask what is my favorite bug?

What is your favorite bug?  A ladybug
What do you love about yourself?  That I'm pretty (first answer).  That I'm smart (2nd choice after we discussed that while she is beautiful there are so many things that make a person pretty and outside beauty isn't the most important).
What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?  Cook
What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy?  Go to the store.  You know, when it's just you and me.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A chef

So to my baby girl, happy belated birthday (at least on this blog).  I love you beyond words and I am thoroughly enjoying watching you grow into an amazing kid.