Tuesday, June 14, 2011

milestone

audrey's-book-of-adventure2

she's five. she made it. we've all made it. it's a milestone for her, and for us as a family. gone forever in this household are the days of diapers, chubby legs, first words, babbling turning into sentences, bleary all-nighters that left us with hangovers and no fabulous story to show for it, the simplistic curiosity of preschoolers, the first drawings of hearts and people. many things i enjoyed, many things i didn't, many i should have enjoyed more. a phase for all of us comes to a close.

and now my beautiful girl joins the ranks of the big kids. she reads. she writes. she asks questions i can't answer. she still throws temper tantrums, just more complicated ones. she helps her 8 year old sister with her math. she'll be a kindergartener in two months. and she'll take off on her adventures with her beautiful new journal, made by our next door neighbor (a KU art student) and left ever so sweetly and surreptitiously on our doorstep this morning.

the girl is also going to get a load of shots tomorrow at her 5 year old checkup. please don't tell her.

26 comments:

painted fish studio said...

happy day, audrey!!!

Buffalo Lucy said...

That journal is gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday, Audrey, and happy Birth Day, mama!! xo

Cindy said...

happy birthday little miss five, which is a first for you! but, six will be a first, too. and seven and eight and nine ...

don't worry mom, there will plenty of new firsts for years to come! i still babble and have no excuse for it.

●• Thereza said...

i hope she still asks for 'fuckarroni' cheese though....

Nolwenn said...

This is amazing. My older daughter was SO happy to turn 5 last year, and her sister can't wait for her turn to be 5 in 2012. It absolutely IS a milestone in the family (in France, it is more at 3 when the kiddos start going to school full time).

I am sure she was very well celebrated (and this new journal seems amazing !).

Rebecca said...

Happy Birth I hope your daughter and your family have an amazing day!day and what a wonderful book that looks like! My wife's birthday is today, she is floating down the salt river as we speak! I hope your daughter and your family have an amazing day!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

so much i love about this, but especially the way you capture the moment with just the right words. beautiful. and congrats, mama!

Kelly Warren said...

oh, what sweetness! Happy Birthday Audrey! And Happy Birth Day, Aimee!

aimee said...

you are all so sweet! she had a WONDERFUL day and an all-out coronation this past weekend!

Meg the Wild Child said...

Oh Aimee, everything you wrote touched such a heartstring of mine! Happy birthday to your darling girl. I love that picture of her, with her sweet chubby cheek and her new art journal :)

Five is an ADORABLE age! (you already know that!) You have a most wonderful year to look forward to, with all kinds of new milestones :)

xoxo

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love your picture!!! Your little one is so sweet and sounds oh so precious :)

Valerie Lorimer said...

Happy birthday to Audrey! Such a milestone being of kindergarten age...Hope it's a fabulous day.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, how incredibly sweet and thoughtful! That's a fantastic keepsake journal!

Aww, sniff sniff. Yes, those milestones get fewer and farther in between. She's still small enough to cuddle, though. :) Happy Birthday, Audrey! Hope you got gobs of treats for those nasty shots!

The Original Drama Mama said...

I get all of what you said, and will try to appreciate and enjoy the good stuff a little bit more in the next 3 years before Lil' G turns 5...Happy Birthday Audrey!

pluckychickenheart said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!

What shots? :o)

Andria said...

Happy birthday to your little one. My little girls are 2 and 3-1/2, and I can only imagine what it is going to be like to have them turn 5, and be off to school, and on to all the Big Girl Things that lie ahead...I could get a little tear-y just thinking about it! All my best to you!

Kat W said...

Hope the jabs went okay. The journal looks gorgeous - what a lovely thought.

This is a huge milestone which I remember well. I think it is a bigger deal for us as parents. They usually breeze through starting school whilst we are left bewildered wondering what happened to our baby! Lol.

Kat :-) Xx

L'Atelier said...

happy Bday Audrey

:) what a wonderful and exciting new time coming for you Aimee

suzanne cabrera said...

SUCH a sweet post. And a good reminder to enjoy my own sleep-deprived days while they are here. Happy, happy birthday to Audrey from a household of fellow Geminis!

Kolleen said...

this photo is just precious....squishy, yummy preciousness!!!

love to your sweet little one...Audrey!!!

and love to you mama on hitting another milestone!

oxox
k

S.E.Minegar said...

happy b-day audrey. welcome to big kidhood! my nephew starts kindergarten this fall too. time flies when you're growing up!

:)

Leonie said...

Happy birthday, Audrey!

That's a beautiful journal in which she can log all the new firsts that are yet to come!

Inner Toddler said...

I'm having pangs of jealousy. don't tell my newborn. big love to big A. xox

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I hope she didn't suffer too much from the shots! Her own art journal at age 5 - that's impressive!

[Will she become one of those artists that actually keeps sketchbooks?]

AG Ambroult said...

Happy five Audrey! (very belated by now )
Your neighbor made the coolest journal and now your girl is going to rock it.

Gracia said...

I love the cover of your Audrey's book. What a treasure it will be to keep.

And Happy (belated) Birthday to you, Audrey. Here's to many new adventures.