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Letters to our Daughters: A very happy birthday!

Dear Beans,

I am so excited it’s your birthday because five is really the age where I started building memories.  I remember when I turned five, I thought that I would get to start school on my birthday.  I was disappointed to find out that I would have to wait until the fall. When I was five, I learned how to ride my bike without training wheels–which meant that I had to ride down a super scary hill and I was pretty sure I was going to crash.  I can still remember my dolls from when I was five (Rose Petal and Rainbow Bright were my favorites).  I remember my older sister reading me a rose petal book and my mom playing barbies with me.  Those are memories that I hold very close to my heart.  It makes my “mommy heart” so full to know that you will start to remember all these things too.

Since you are turning five, I thought I would share 5 things I love about you (and believe me there are many more than five but if you don’t know this about me yet–you will eventually–I love a theme)

1. Your outlook on life.

As much as you get frustrated with the little things, the big stuff–doesn’t even phase you. You are patient with me when I tell you that something will have to wait (and yes, I know it always seems like I am telling you that something will have to wait until later). Oh and your favorite phrase right now is “oh yeah” only you rock your hips like Elvis (you’ll learn about him later) and give me the finger guns whenever you get to do something cool–like have ice cream.

2. The sound of your voice and laugh.

The other night in the car you and your brother started laughing. Your dad and I just looked at each other and your laugh made us smile because it is so you! When you get going it almost sounds like a witches cackle. I really should record it before you  grow out of it and become a big girl.

3. I love (love, love, love, love, can’t say it enough, love) that you want to hug your dad and me all the time!

4. You are a perfect blend between a tomboy and girl.

You love wearing jeans and converse shoes, yet you get excited to have your nails polished with purple sparkle polish.  The other day at Target, I heard you gasp when you saw the purses.  Its really cool to watch you figure out who you are and what you like.

5. You are like me and that is the thing I love most about you.


Happy Birthday!



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