Five is the turning point from toddlerhood to big kid, don't you think?
If that's so, then it's official: Carolina is a big kid now.
Tradition at our house is to lay out the Birthday Spread of loot, decorations, and
cards on birthday eve after the birthday person has gone to bed.
As the children have gotten older, they've participated in the endeavor - and I'm
particularly glad about that when it comes to blowing up balloons!
I asked this little girl what she'd like for her birthday, and she told me "powdered doughnuts" and also...
In true Carolina nature, it was a simple request and easy to oblige. It doesn't take much to bless
this little lady. She has a content spirit. She is an uncomplaining, patient, sweet heart.
She does everything with deliberate method, cannot sleep for a nap, but knows when it's bedtime
and konks out when her head hits the pillow at night.
She's a trooper and will hike over hill and dale for hours without a snivel.
She sticks by my side in the store while I shop and doesn't appear to weary.
She is easy to overlook. Her wheel never seems to squeak.
She is amazing.
It was delightful to dedicate a whole day to showing my Carolina how much we love her -
from powdered doughnuts and pink balloons, to tea party and cupcakes, to Pink Panther
cartoons before bed.
We even got out her baby book and looked through every page, retelling her story.
It was quite a day!
I hope you know how thankful I am for you Carolina.
Our family wouldn't be nearly as full of sunshine if we didn't have YOU!
Happy Birthday darling girl!
Happy Birthday to our Carolina Truth.
4 years ago