Daughter you turn 5 today and we can hardly believe it. Surely it was only yesterday that we swaddled you up tightly and laid you in your crib? Wasn't it just last week that we kissed your fuzzy head with it's wild tufts of white blonde hair? Didn't you only just learn to walk, and talk and run? To call out for us by name?
And now you amaze us with your sparkle. You are bright and animated and tell funny stories. You don't hesitate to stand up to your brother who is nearly twice your size. And yet you welcome him home from school with a big hug. You throw your head back and laugh unabashedly every single day. You wake up each morning singing and giggling. You are bold and smart and kind. You are so very loved and we are so very lucky.
Happy Birthday baby.