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!