Wednesday, April 7, 2010
My Birthday Girl
My Sammie turned 5 this week. I was kind of dreading this birthday for her because I know that with each passing birthday, she is growing up. She has been so much fun this year and I have enjoyed her so much.
A few days ago, we were driving and she pointed out a building that was under construction near our home. She said, "That baby sure went up fast." It totally cracked me up. She talks like an adult, or at least a teenager most of the time. She is also very funny. A few weeks ago, I got lost taking Luke to a birthday party. As I got back in the car to leave, she said, "You think you can get us home?"
Sammie has very expensive taste in food. Her favorite place to eat is Kneaders and she orders the turkey bacon avocado sandwich on focaccia (not a grilled cheese like most kids.) She eats the salmon taco at Cafe Rio and begs me to buy relish trays every time we go to the grocery store.
She is all-girl, which pleases me to no end, since she will be my only girl with three brothers. She loves pink and princesses and baby dolls and glitter and perfume and lip gloss and make-up, etc. She told me the other day that she dreamed that she and I slid down a rainbow and instead of finding a pot of gold, we found a pink and purple striped chest with all girl stuff on the inside like nail polish, high heels and cupcakes,etc.
She loves to dance and sing and knows all the primary songs. She also loves to color and can spend hours each day coloring pictures for me. On each one she writes "To Mom, I love you, Love Sammie." She loves preschool and has already learned to read quite a bit. She loves to go in her room and read books or play with her dollhouse. She is a very easy child and is very sweet to Ryan. However, she constantly bosses Luke around. He takes it because she makes him laugh with her potty humor.
I love her to pieces and often say she is God's gift to my life. She is the splash of pink and glitter in my otherwise bleak world. I love you Sammie!