My oldest turned five today.
I am a proud parent today. My oldest daughter turned 5. It might not seem like a milestone, and I surprised myself how much it turned out to be for all of us. She graduated pre-k in May and is starting kindergarten next month. She has grown up so much and is so sweet to her younger sister. We are so fortunate to have her in our life. She had her party with her friends yesterday. We rented a bounce house and had old fashioned stuff at our house like sidewalk chalk on the driveway, playing in her room with her princess stuff, a candy and toy stuffed pinata and a celebratory cake. The parents sat in lawn chairs on the driveway and we had cornhole set up and a ring toss game for the kids. It was almost like I remember it as a kid. She wanted to see her baby album today. That is when it made me feel like it was a milestone. For us, but also for her. She has come a long way. She wanted to see how far, and we were so pleasantly surprised when at the end of the photo album, we all had a group hug. Life doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂