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3.10.2011

Happy Birthday big girl!

Dear Ky,

Where have the years gone?  Today we celebrated yet another birthday for you.


 I just want you to know that even though you turned five today, you will always be my baby.  In some ways I think you know that already, with a wisdom that is beyond your years.  I could hear it in your voice as you told Ms. Leslie today that, "Mommy wants me to stop growing.  Well, not really, but she says that a lot."

And this afternoon after rest (yes, you still require about 45 minutes of sleep in the afternoons) you came out and contentedly snuggled with me on the couch for about another 30 minutes.  Neither of us slept, but it was quiet.  After you finally started getting wiggly, you were content to look at pictures of your birthdays past on my computer with me.  What a fun time of remembering March 10 each year!

When we started talking about what special meal you wanted for your birthday, you had no hesitation at all.  Immediately you chose "Kababs" at dinnertime.  Nothing would veer you off course, so tonight we met Daddy after work at your favorite Mediterranean place.  So much your favorite that it is the same restaurant you chose two years ago today on your third birthday.

then...
...and now
You my girl love Middle Eastern dips.  You always have.  I can remember you eating tzatzaki with a spoon at Ms. Rika's restaurant before you ate many other solid foods, so I suppose you always will.  Most dips and sauces you could take or leave, but are serious about your hummus and tzatziki!  Tonight was no exception.

Most kids simply can't wait for the birthday cake after dinner.  You?  Well, your mind was on other things this evening...


For the record, you chose your wrapping paper the night you and I went out to select your party theme.  Neither your daddy nor I were surprised one bit that a certain kitty with a bow on her right ear would be front and center.  Your love for Hello Kitty makes me smile as I was also a big Hello Kitty fan when I was a little girl.


Your journal was a big hit.  Later this evening you passed up on a second round of cycling on the wii to sit and write in your new book.

just had to include this picture to document.  your brother was a serious coach for you two as you navigated around the volcano!
 And your fashion house tracing table?

  

Both Daddy and I have a new work of Kylie fashion to proudly put on display already.  We actually had a difficult time getting you to turn off the projector light so that we could enjoy our cupcakes.


My favorite part of tonight?  The sparkle in your eye as you soaked in the moment of being celebrated by your family.  You are such a delight to all of us big girl.  And as much as it pains me that you are growing so fast, I find that each new age is even better than the last.  Happy FIVE.

14 comments:

Tina Michelle said...

Aww, happy birthday to you, happy brithday to you, happy birthday dear kylie, happy birthday to you!

Lindsay said...

What a fun birthday!!!

Our Journey said...

Happy Birthday Kylie!!! Oh my - that picture from two years ago & then today -- my how she's grown! I, just like you, would love to slow this "growing up" down a little! Love your choice of Hello Kitty -- Anne Marie would have chose the same thing!!

Laurie said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Love the comparison picture to 2 years ago. Talk about going from baby to big girl. Oh my! Where do you get those b-day girl shirts? They are just too cute! And no, you don't need to send them to me- just wondering where you get them. :)

Grandma Shultz said...

Happy Birthday my precious Kylie. You look so proud to be 5. I'm delighted for you. Grandma loves your sweet smile and loving spirit.

Your hair is getting so long - you look beautiful!

Kathy said...

You have brought such joy into our lives - it has been a privilege to celebrate all five birthdays. I love to watch you grow into such a beautiful child.
Love, Grandma M

Andrea said...

I love this glimpse of Kylie! Just curious... Did you bake one box of cupcakes but decorate them separately for the two birthday girls? Just wondering since I would have. ;-) My poor deprived children.

Lindy said...

Kylie is such a beautiful girl. My favorite birthday picture is the one where she is drawing and Darcy is watching her with her little hands clasped. Are you letting the girls grow their hair long?

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kylie. Hard to believe how the time flies right on by.

Nancy said...

Two great days in a row! Happy birthday, Kylie!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Sweet girl!! Hudson thinks 5 is awesome!!!!

Glenda said...

Happy birthday lovely Kylie! As one of the two oldest of our little troupe, you do a great job lighting the way for the younger ones. We all love you!
Miss Glenda

Melissa said...

Happy belated birthday Kylie - you are such a beautiful 5 year old. I can't believe how grown up you are, especially when looking at pictures from 2 years ago....I love your birthday shirt and the delight in your face with all of your birthday pictures!

Our Journey to China said...

Oh, I love it, Kylie!! We will have to share some hummus and tzatzaki next time - I hope it is not a whole year! :0) How beautiful you look on your birthday, big girl!