Five Years Gone By


Yesterday was Mila's 5th birthday. I'm having a hard time believing that five years has gone by since I had my first little baby! I remember those first few days and weeks with my little infant girl, who was loud and fiery and who wouldn't let me put her down for a single second. I remember not sleeping, not showering, barely eating, wondering when it would get easier. She was this tiny little adorable bundle that transformed my life in so many ways. I loved her then, but I love her so much more now. I love seeing her learn new things at school, I love meeting her friends, I love her thoughts and opinions and her outrageous sense of fashion. Being a parent still isn't easy, I expect there will be times where it's even harder, but sometimes I wish I could go back and tell my tired, distraught, sleep-deprived self that someday this little screaming, unsatisfied infant will come up to you, wrap her arms around you and say: "Mama, I really love you."

Here are some pics of her party if you'd like to see.

Mila and her squad. Plus her brother who showed up naked. #embarrassing 

Making glitter hearts and butterflies.

Never too old for the seesaw.

Phoenix hitting on (unsuccessfully) the younger lady.

Favors fit for the girls!

With my birthday girl!


Leslie said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Mila and congratulations to you for five years of motherhood. It is apparent what a wonderful mom you are. :)

Jillian said...

aww what a cutie!!! happy birthday miss mia! xo jillian - cornflake dreams