Five years old.

It’s still birthday season around here at Bunkersdown.  Today my youngest daughter is celebrating her fifth birthday.  (Yes, Eden’s birthday is the day after my birthday.  And the reason her birthday is the day after mine?  Because I refused to labor on my birthday.)

It’s official:  my baby is no longer a baby.   In fact, in two more weeks there will no longer be a preschooler at my home.  Instead, I will be the mother of all elementary school aged children.

I’m feeling a little light headed.  Let me pause for a moment to catch my breath and put my head between my knees.

How on earth did it come to this?   Just yesterday Eden was:

A thoughtful and pondering newborn…

Or a bald, smiling one year old…

Or contemplative two year old…

Or a wild and crazy three year old….

Or lovable, entertaining four year old…

And now she’s five years old.  Can you believe it?

I cannot believe it.

Happy birthday my big, little girl.

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11 Responses to Five years old.

  1. Peggy says:

    Happy Birthday to both of you, she was meant to entertain from the day she was born. See you in June.

  2. Brandi says:

    Happy Birthday my cute big little Eden

  3. Happy birthday to Eden!

    Note: We have a string of close birthdays in our household, too. Between May 2 and May 13, we knock out 3 of the 5. I like to condense things obviously.

    Note 2: We have that multi-colored striped shirt (the one being modeled by the four-year old version of Eden.) She’s a doll!

  4. Lisa says:

    Our birthday cluster is in August when I will be facing the same scenario as my “baby” turns 5 and gets ready to head to kindergarten – VERY bittersweet!

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