To my Quinny on your 5th birthday.
I can't even believe I just typed "5th Birthday". That can't be right.
Our first baby. The tiny little hands and tiny little feet that made us mommy and daddy. We really had no idea what we were doing with you. We just knew we loved you more than anything in this world and our lives now completely revolved around you and keeping you safe and healthy.
Daddy was a pro from the very beginning. He's good like that. Mommy took a little longer to finally feel comfortable in a "Mommy role". But we got it. You and me. You grew up, became one of, if not the sweetest child I have ever met. Don't get me wrong you have a tiny body full of sass and spunk, but oh my goodness are you a sweet child. How you help mama whenever I need it, especially now. "I'll get that mommy, I know you can't bend over!" You truly are the one who loves to take care of me and appreciates all the little things I do. And I will be forever grateful for that baby girl.
I melted watching you become a big sister to Harper and my heart cannot wait to see you become a big sister to this little one. You are so excited and I know you'll be nothing but perfect when she comes.
You start kindergarten so soon, and words cannot describe how much I'm going to miss you. Miss drinking my coffee on the couch watching you and your sister eat breakfast together. Miss our weekly Target trips, our "nap" times together. I can't even think about all of the things I'm going to miss without crying.
But I keep telling myself how you are growing into such a smart, loving and happy little girl. You absolutely shined in preschool and I cannot imagine how much you'll grow in kindergarten. I will miss you more than you know, but I know you'll be fine. You'll be more than fine. And so will mommy. (I hope.)
We are so beyond proud of you. You have been so easy going and lovable since the day you are born. You will always hold a very special place in my heart for being my first (of 3!) little girls. We got to spend a lot of alone time with you and that's time I will never forget about.
I'm sorry your pool party will be spent inside (thanks rain and cold weather in June!), you know daddy wishes he could give you the world. Even when I told you we probably won't be able to get in the pool for your party you sweetly said "as long as my friends come over I'll be happy!" I hope you have the best of days. We are excited to spend the entire day with you baby girl.
Love love love love you so much.
Happy birthday, Quinn.