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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!
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!! 🙂
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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!
Awww. Happy birthday Miss A!
It is so much harder with the babies.
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Happy Birthday Miss A! The pictures are so special – thanks for sharing.
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Arg. Mine is only 3 but I want to freeze her in place and not let her grow anymore. I wish Miss A and very happy birthday and thank Chuck E. Cheese for selling beer for the adults to cope.
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Awwww! Happy Birthday Miss A! They grow up so fast – sniff.
Have fun at Chuck E Cheese! 🙂
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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.
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Happy Birthday to Miss A!! My daughter turned 4 in October and I can hardly believe how time flew by. We also had a party at chuck e cheese….in this economy, its the cheaper option to birthday parties these days!!
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What a little beauty. I read the part about…It’s the hair…to my husband. We both chuckled. Tell her Happy Birthday.
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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.
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Oh, great day! Have a wonderful time with the big rat. (My husband loves Chuck E. Cheese because he takes all the tokens and plays the Star Wars game. I hope you don’t lose your husband.) 🙂
Happy birthday, Miss A.
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That is such a sweet letter and beautiful gesture on your blog to celebrate you daughter. Happy Birthday.
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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!
Happy Birthday Miss A!!!!! The pictures are wonderful. And the hair thing – ZOMG – how awesome is that?
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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.
What a sweet post. Hope her birthday was wonderful!
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! 🙂
She’s so beautiful! Make sure you treasure every moment you have with her, don’t take it for granted 🙂
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How sweet! Happy late birthday, Miss A!