Friday, February 15, 2008

ONE WHOLE HAND!!!














Today Lolo turns 5! It feels like yesterady we were celebrating Birthday #4~ where did that year go? My little sweetheart, the one who started out screaming and ended up gentle, kind, caring and genuinely sweet. This has been a big year for her. She has started indoor soccer, had her first dance recital, grew about a foot and a half taller, "graduated" from her speech classes, started ballet AND tap, and left her mom's side by starting preschool. She has always been my little helper, whenever I am not feeling well, she always "nurses" me back to health, constantly asking if I need anything, if I'm hungry, bringing me water. This little girl who screamed at me at birth has brought so many smiles to my face. She is always giggly and silly, never stops talking, walks everywhere with a dance step and a huge smile! AND her eyes...my goodness the child can get whatever she wants when she bats those eyes. She loves her family. She is so compassionate about people's feelings and gets truly hurt deep down inside if in anyway she has hurt someone or done anything even a smidgen wrong. She is a girly girl, wearing dresses everyday, up until just recently when she started to experiment with pants. She always told me she couldn't wear pants because they were too bunchy! Now her tights aren't fitting right, but that's ok because they don't stay on long anyways, she is always changing her outfit! She loves dressup, makeup, nail polish, playing hair salon. She is the peace keeper between her sisters. She tries to keep up with Molly, but will gladly sit and play a kiddy game with Annie and then you turn around and she is goo goo talking to Dels. She loves everyone and everyone loves her. Lolo, I cannot believe that you are 5. I cannot believe that another year as gone by. I cannot believe that I am lucky enough to have you in my life. I cannot believe that you are... ONE WHOLE HAND!!
I love you sweetie~ Happy Birthday!
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"Lolo, Why can't you be my little baby anymore, look at how tall you are getting!"
"Because Mom, I am growing."
"How do I get you to stop growing?"
"Shrink water!"
"What's shrink water?"
"It's water that you drink that is mixed with magic and it has a little water can and you can sprinkle it on anything you want to shrink."
~~~~~Oh, if only that were true, then I could eat all the ice cream I truly wanted!~~~~~
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42 comments:

Amy said...

happy birthday, lola! those are such wonderful photos. she is really beautiful!

btw, where can i bet some of that shrink water. i could really use some right now. do you think it would work on my abs and behind?!?

have a fabulous day!

Mary said...

Yay Lolo! Happy Birthday!
She's so cute :)

Maria said...

She is so cute! I'm telling you, she could be a model someday! Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Lolo! Yeah for 5!!

What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful little girl.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Just found your blog and want to wish your Lolo a very happy birthday! She is beautiful, as are her sisters as well! :)

I love the beach photo - we try to go to Lake MI often as well since we live nearby.

Ris said...

Wow, your daughters are so beautiful! Love the backpack modeling pic- too cute. Incredible how fast they grow up! (I have a son and about to have my first daughter- very excited to do the fun girly things too!) Take care, Marisa

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOLO!!!! Hope you have fun today! Eat lots of birthday cake for us!!! (and ice cream too)
Hugs and Kisses XOXOXO
Auntie KY, Uncle JY and cousin PY

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Wow! A whole hand!! Happy 5th Birthday, Lolo!!

She's a beautiful girl with a beautiful spirit, you should be so proud!

(Ahem,..if you know where I can get some of that special "shrinking water", I would really appreciate it!) :-)

Lizzy

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love her eyes! So cute! I need some shrink water too! :)

Linds said...

Happy Birthday Lolo.

I can't get over just how beautiful your daughters are.

I also can't imagine how weird it is to say "I have a 5 year old". Kids grow up way to fast!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lolo!
I wish I could be there with you guys to celebrate, but I will be home in a week! Much love-
Auntie S

utmomof5 said...

Happy Birthday Lolo!! The big 0-5!! It's a very important b-day!

BTW, all your girls are little copies of each other!!! That is a good thing because they are soooo beautiful!! I feel bad for you and hubby in about 12 years, what are you going to do with all the boys that will be knocking down your Red Door!!

Christina

girlymom4 said...

She is so cute! What you wrote about her is so touching that it brought tears to my eyes and made me think of my little Princess turning 5 this year! My how the time does fly by...I gotta go hug her now...

OHmommy said...

What a precious girl... your tribute was so sweet. I feel as if I know her. Happy birthday! And please send me some shrink water.

You have the most beauitful daughters.

kim-d said...

HAPPY, HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY, LOLO!!! One whole hand is very impressive, as it seems that you just get more and more beautiful with each birthday!

I love the pix, Girlymom! What a precious little baby--those EYES! I know I've said it before, but your girls--all of them--are just such pretty little sweethearts. And GOOD PEOPLE, too! I can just about imagine how very blessed you feel to have the family you have.

Have a great day celebrating the birthday of your big FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl :)!!!!

Kristen said...

How sweet!

I am sure that she will cherish this letter!

onthegomom said...

Happy 5th Birthday, Lolo!!!! WOW, one whole hand :-)

Mari said...

She was an adorable baby and is still a cutie! Happy Birthday Lolo!

Courtney said...

I'm sitting here crying. What a sweet post. Taylor will be 4 in two months I think that's why it hit me so hard. Happy birthday lolo. She is so pretty!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday Lola. You are getting to be such a big girl. Hope that you have a great day.

Steph

Lisa said...

What a sweet tribute to your sweet girl! She's such a doll - I hope her birthday is just as sweet ;)

Amy said...

Happy birthday Lolo!

Great pictures. Our kids have a lot of the same clothes.

Happy Days said...

Happy Birthday to Lola! She is so beautiful! You really have four of the most beautiful girls! I hope you guys all have fun cellebrating!

kimmy said...

Happy Birthday Lolo! She is absolutely beautiful!

Kimmy

I have a good life said...

Happy Birthday! It is true...they grow so fast. We are so blessed to be Mommys to such wonderful kiddos!

Irene said...

Wow, she is gorgeous!

She reminds me a lot of my oldest (6YO), very much a girly girl.

Hope she has a happy birthday!

just jamie said...

Absolutely darling photos once again. Watching them grow is such a privilege, isn't it?

jennwa said...

Happy Birthday Lolo !!!
Those are all sweet pictures. All your girls are darling.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your BIG girl!! She is just beautiful!

Deb said...

All your daughters are beautiful!! Happy Birthday Lolo:) You are beautiful just like your mommy. You take good care of her:)
God Bless You:)

Beth said...

Happy Birthday! And might I say, ALL of your daughters are beautiful!

Angela said...

Happy birthday to your girl
Growing up goes quickly
Faster so for mommys and daddys

Amy said...

orange scented pledge. it's just another trick or illusion for me! have a great weekend. how was lolo's party?

btw, what's the reddoor store?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lolo, sorry I am a day late but we had a foal last night and I couldnt get to the phone before bedtime. I love you girls and wish I could see you all. Dont grow up too much before Florida. Cant wait to see you.
-Littlest Sis

Becky said...

Those big blue eyes are beautiful! Happy Birthday Lolo!

I want some shrink water, too!

katie said...

you keep those beautiful girls away from my boys!

they are exquisite!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Girlymom!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Lizzy

KATE said...

Happy Birthday Miss Lolo!! Yay, what a fun birthday, 5 years! Woo Hoo, big girl Lolo!! Have a Happy Day!

painted maypole said...

she has the biggest, most striking eyes!

LaskiGal said...

Happy b-day Lolo and mommy, too. What a wonderful day! What a beautiful little girl. Posts like these always make me tear up (what doesn't nowadays???). How quickly they grow up . . .

BEAUTIFUL pics of the girls . . . just gorgeous! I'll bet you are one very proud and happy mama!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday Lola! I love your big eyes, you are such a sweet girl, and your mommy loves you very much!

R Family of 4 said...

Happy Birthday Lolo. I remember when my Hannah was one whole hand! Then the next year she was not just one hand anymore. That is a big deal to kids and a heartbreak for the moms :-( They grow up way to fast but it sounds to me like you are cherishing every moment. I hope you had a great day!