Two weeks ago you turned 5 year old. Fiiiiiive! The evening before your birthday you asked me if you were going to be “bigger” the next day. You have thought for so long that when you were 5 years old that you would be so much bigger in size that when the day came, apparently you were going to magically shoot up a few inches. Sorry hon. Although you are now tall enough to go on most of the rides at Disneyland, it didn’t happen overnight.
One of the things I love about you most is your adventurous spirit. Your energy can be high sometimes but almost never “crazy pants” level. You certainty got your love of sports and energy draining activities from your dad (I was much happier with low energy pursuits at your age) but luckily you have also inherited my love of books. Your dedication and drive at the age of 5 to work on gymnastics is quite awe inspiring. I’m not sure what sport you will end up focusing on as you get older but whatever it is, you are going to be great at it.
And that brain of yours. When you choose to concentrate, sometimes under protest, it just amazes me. You have read your way though the first few levels in the Bob books and can do basic addition and subtraction. If you work past your shyness with the teachers in Kindergarten, you are going to blow them away. Your brains along with your enthusiasm is going to get you far in the world. I can’t wait to see where you go.
And last of all. Your heart. Your heart is huge. To see the love and caring you show to your sister (along with a healthy dose of antagonism, you are still 5) is so wonderful to see. I think it’s huge that you love to help your sister as much as you love to tell on her. 😉 You don’t just love her, your LOVE her. Us too (with an emphasis on Daddy my little Daddy’s girl).
I can’t wait to see what this year brings.
You hold our hearts,
Mommy and Daddy