Today You Are Five

Miss A 11 Days Old

11 days old


10 weeks old


1 year old

Miss A 2

2 years old

Miss A 3

3 years old

4 years old

4 years old

Dear Miss A:

Earlier this week a boy was chasing you on the playground and he tried to kiss you. Your teacher told you maybe it was because you were pretty and he was in love with you. Without hesitation you tossed your hair, looked at her, and said matter-of-factly, “It’s the hair.” This pretty much sums up your personality these days.

Tomorrow we are celebrating your birthday at Chuck E. Cheese with overpriced pizza and game tokens and lots of hand sanitizer. I have somehow managed to avoid a party at Chuck E. Cheese for 7 years of motherhood, and for that alone I deserve some sort of medal or a key to the city. I am relenting, I must admit, just a tad bit because you are the baby. You’ll start kindergarten this year and it is going to both simultaneously break my heart and fill it with pride to see you walk into your new classroom wearing a huge new backpack and toting an unmarred lunch box.

All the treasures in the world, all the diamonds and the pearls can’t replace my Miss A. That is from my special song to you that I made up when you were just a baby with a head full of dark hair and the world’s biggest dimple.

The day you were born it was the first 70 degree day of the year. You have been lighting up our lives with your sweet, fun spirit ever since.

Happy birthday Miss A!

Love, Mommy


  1. Katie says:

    Aww, that is the sweetest letter ever. I love all of her pics – especially her 4 year old pic w/ just one sock on and one bare foot — that is priceless!

    She is such a beautiful little girl and I love her spunky personality. The comment about her hair is hilarious!!

    Hope you and Miss A have a wonderful (very sanitized) time at Chuck E. Cheese!!! Happy 5th Birthday to precious Miss A!! 🙂
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Review: LeSportsac

  2. Amy says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Sassy Miss A! I remember that day too. Have fun at Chuck E. Cheese.

    I’ll be baking a cake for Big E. He turns 10 Sunday!

    Love ya!~

  3. Stacia says:

    I bet the hair and the world’s biggest dimple are going to be charming the boys for years to come. Get ready, Momma! (And good luck surviving Chuck E. Cheese.) Happy Birthday to your sweet Miss A.
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..Haiku Friday =-.

  4. Jamie says:

    Thank you all for the birthday wishes! She has had a big day and tomorrow is the big partay. 😉 I still can’t believe my “baby” is 5.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Today You Are Five =-.

  5. EG says:

    When you look at old pictures of her, does she look like the “Miss A” you know? When I look at baby pictures of Little Man I don’t really recognize him as this same kid. I think from the 1 year Miss A picture she looks like herself!

  6. denise says:

    Happy Birthday Miss A! They seem to grow up so fast, don’t they? My twins are 3 1/2 and they already seem so old to me.

  7. DG says:

    This is just amazing! So glad I ventured over and read it. Happy birthday to your adorable little girl and hope she had a memorable time! 🙂

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