Yesterday my baby turned 5. Five.
It’s bittersweet, five. My little five-year-old is a study in contrasts. She is fiercely independent and wants nothing more than to be a teenager (hold me) but she still needs her mommy fix. I love nothing more than when she snuggles up in my lap and nuzzles her velvety little face into my neck. I’ll take it as long as I can get it. She’s spunky and bright and inquisitive. She loves Barbies and baby dolls and play-doh and all things pink.
We had a little birthday celebration for her on Saturday night with family. The one and only thing she wanted for her birthday was a “Barbie head.” It’s all she’s talked about for the past two weeks. Needless to say, Mommy went to Target in search of a Barbie head and wrapped it in pretty pink paper.
It was a hit.
At her request, I made Curry Chicken Pot Pie for dinner and my tried and true chocolate cake (recipe off the back of the Hershey Cocoa box) for dessert.
A cake decorator, I am not. Thus the generic Ariel candle on top. No one seemed to mind. It was moist and delicious, and that’s what counts, right?
Now, R proudly announces to everyone she sees, “I’m five!”
And this morning, she asked, “Am I five-and-a-half yet?”
Don’t push it, kid. Mommy’s just getting used to five.
Happy birthday, precious one!
37 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Little R!”
Happy Birthday! My little one is 5yo getting ready to turn 6…I don’t know where the time goes!
When you find out, let me know, ‘k? 😉
It kills me you got such blondies!!! Happy Birthday R! And that barbie head is hilarious.
I know. Go figure.
I didn’t realize that you and Steph (Adventures in Babywearing) have little ones the same age! Almost exactly the same age! 🙂 That’s awesome. It was the perfect weekend for a birthday party!!! 🙂
It really was a gorgeous weekend.
Happy birthday to her! I’m diggin’ that Barbie head.
LOL. It is kind of tempting to play with that hair, isn’t it?
That cake looks absolutely delicious! And I’m so glad she got her birthday wish… 🙂 Happy Birthday to your “baby”! 😀
Awwww!!!! Happy Birthday R!
My son turned 5 and the very next morning put on his pre-school backpack and thought he was going to Kindergarten.
That is TOO cute.
Happy birthday to your sweetie! We have a Barbie Island Princess head but she sings and that is a BIG downer! 😉
Ugh, I should THINK so. lol
Sweet. How nice that she wanted an affordable, easy-to-find gift. Looks like a wonderful celebration. My oldest turned 9 yesterday! 9! I’m struggling to accept that.
My oldest turns 11 next month. I’m in denial.
freeze time. seriously next thing you know your little R will be 25….it happens overnight I tell you. enjoy every precious moment. i have a barbie head story, but i will save it for another day! 😉
I can’t wait to hear it!
Happy Birthday to your little one! She’s so cute. I’m not sure why, but I’m determined to make my kids’ b-day cakes, too. I think the cakes and I need to just stay in the background out of any birthday pictures! We’re both lumpy. 🙂
LOL. I hear ya on that one.
I’m not saying that your cake needs to be out of the picture, BTW… just mine. I was admiring how lovely and even it looks!
Ha. I was thinking more about the fact that I feel lumpy. Especially after eating all that cake. 😉
My Alex told me just this morning he’s bored with being 4 and he wants to be 5 RIGHT NOW. He’s got 21 days to wait. Happy birthday, Sweet R. I had no idea they still made the Barbie “head”!
Ah yes, the joys of having a girl…
I had one of those Barbie heads when I was her age! Shouldn’t Barbie be lookin’ MUCH older now?! I think the Barbie Hand they added is a little weird though….
Happy Birthday “R”!!
Yeah, the hands. I don’t know about that. My husband is freaked out by the thing, lol.
When the baby is bringing up the rear and isn’t A baby anymore, it is just so hard on Mom. My baby is 11. She’s not a baby. My first-born baby is 19 and living on his own after finishing college early. He’s not a baby. Time flew and I thought I was savoring it all, yet the time flew by so quickly some of it is a blur. Life lesson there somewhere. As for the Barbie head, that is so cool. I am old, way old, I had a Barbie head whose hair “grew”. No weird hand for manicuring, though. Happy Birthday to your littlest.
Aren’t the hands FREAKY?
I do try to savor it, but it’s more of a blur than anything else. 🙁
Baby Girl had one of those Barbie heads and every time I walked in a room it freaked me out so I ended up getting rid of it. Of course she never really played with hers so it wasn’t a big deal.
Happy birthday R!
Happy birthday to your baby girl!
Happy Birthday to R! I remember giving my niece a Barbie head for her birthday and she actually slept with it for a couple of nights–freaked her mom and dad out completely.
LOL. I can imagine!
Happy birthday! She is so cute.
And thanks for the trip down memory lane. Growing up I wanted the Barbie head really more than anything. And I never did get it. I have a feeling my parents knew I’d just cut her hear.
So glad to see they are back!
Aww, happy birthday to her! Don’t you love that how, the next day they’re like “And next year I’m gonna be SIX!!” and you’re all, like, OMG, dude… you JUST turned 5!! LOL
I am so glad she had a good birthday!! She is simply a doll.
We always tell our kids that they can’t say they are “1/2” until their half birthday. So once August rolls around they are just dying to say it. lol
Yep, I told her next summer. 🙂
Happy Birthday to your sweet little one!