Five Years Gone By

2/16/2016


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!

2 comments:

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