Today is Brooke's Day!

5 Years Ago Today...

I was in the hospital having a baby. My 2nd baby. My last baby. I thought I had this baby thing down. After all I'd done this once before, and I had a beautiful 4 year old little girl already. This was going to be a piece of cake. Ha! Little did I know 5 years ago how much this 7 lb 9 oz bundle of joy was going to turn our lives upside down. She's had us all, big sister included, wrapped around her tiny little fingers ever since!

Now she's a whole hand of "this manys". And actually much too big to even use her hand to tell how old she is today, but I needed visuals, so she humored me, putting up that sweet little hand every time I took her picture this morning.

Brooke Marie is 5 today. Music and art and all things pink make up her world. She loves dresses, lip gloss, hair bands and nail polish. Such a little girly girl she is. Brooke is everything to the extreme. She loves with her whole heart. She is her own person.

Today I am sad for the baby that is no longer. I already miss the pudgy hands, rolls of baby fat and mispronounced words. They have been disappearing over the last year, and it seems like this morning, poof, gone. All big girl now.

Today I can not wait to see the person she will become. We have glimpses daily. There will be no peer pressure in Brooke's future. She can not and will not be convinced to do anything she doesn't want to. We have many hairstyles and colors to look forward to. And lots of fancy dresses to buy.

My baby she is 5 years old today! And she promises to always be, "Mommy's Baby".

Happy Birthday Brooke Marie!


Awe....happy happy birthday to Brooke. :)

March 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

Happy Birthday little one!

March 24, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

Seems like just yesterday I met her at the playground, just sitting there calmly and contented in the grass with her pale skin and strawberry blonde hair....awww...I can't believe she is FIVE!!!!! Happy Birthday Brooke...we love you!

March 24, 2008 at 1:30 PM  

Happy Birthday; she's beautiful.

I have one for whom peer pressure is not an issue either. Unfortunately parental pressure is also a tough sell sometimes!

March 24, 2008 at 8:29 PM  

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