In a couple of days, Gracie will turn five.
*deep breaths* Don't hyperventilate, Marisa. You will survive it.
I don't feel like she should be old enough to have her fifth birthday just yet, as she's still a tiny little newborn baby and all that... I think that is actually what I wrote on my blog last year, when she turned four. And the year before that, when she turned three. And I know I was feeling the same way on her second birthday... and her first.
Does it ever sink in that these tiny babies are growing up? My sources say no.
But when I see the photos from her first few days, weeks, months, its a shock to the system. She's a big girl now, entering the big bad world of kindergarten in only a few short months, and leaving me behind (you better believe I'll be one of those embarrassingly teary-eyed moms as I wave her off on her first day of school). But as this is a flashback, I'll take you all on a quick little trip down photograph lane, with some of the first photos of Gracie on this planet.
which was also the day I brought her home from the hospital.
I was already back to work, teaching summer school
and experiencing rotten separation anxiety.
Despite my intense denial that she's a big girl now, I do have to say with all honesty, it is so exciting seeing her turn five.
Gracie was born with such an exuberant personality, one that has only grown with each passing day. She's an amazing kid, incredibly smart, with a humongous heart and a sense of humor that never fails to crack me up. The last five years have been a treat, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this little kiddo!
Happy Birthday, Gracie!
Have a flashback of your own to share? Head on over to Tia's blog, at www.christopherandtia.blogspot.com for Flashback Friday!