Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday and Happy Birthday. And oh, yeah, Happy Birthday Again.

5 Years Old!

We always celebrate Megan's birthday early if we are with my parents because usually they have to leave before her actual birthday. Those pictures are with the Thanksgiving post and cover the first "Happy Birthday" in this post's title.

The second "Happy Birthday" came yesterday for her actual birthday.

I made some yummy cranberry orange muffins for breakfast for her and baked up some delish cupcakes with flower sprinkles for her preschool class (and our neighbor who donated the needed eggs. Thank you Lebanese neighbor!).

The third "Happy Birthday" is for today because we didn't get to the cake and ice cream yesterday. We were so busy and we had a Church Christmas party we all wanted to go to (I checked with Megan to make sure she was ok with us spending the evening at the Christmas party before telling her we were postponing her cake and ice cream). So the cake and ice cream part of her birthday was tonight.

I can't believe I have a five year old. It is really weird and yet at the same time I look at her and think, "You're only 5? I thought you were 13. . . ."

Here are five things I love about Megan

1. She is the sweetest and most loving little girl I've ever met. She always wants others to be happy and does everything she can to make others feel loved and wanted.

2. Her sense of humor is very well developed. She loves to laugh and loves to make others laugh.

3. Her imagination is wild. Just as it should be. I love listening to her play with her toys when she thinks I'm not listening. It is fun to hear the stories she comes up with for her toys to act out.

4. She is so smart and learns so quickly. Anyone who has read my blog or knows Megan already knows this. But you may not be aware of how big a blessing it is to have Megan be full of her daddy's smarts. She grasps on to concepts so quickly and then loves to teach others about what she's learned. And she entertains Jeremy and Emma by reading to them which is the BIGGEST help in the entire world some days.

5. I love looking at her happy smile. When I see her smile I can't help but be happy and feel blessed for having her as my daughter. God has truly blessed me.

I love this picture because she's staring almost in fear at that flame.

Sweetie, it's only going to get bigger every year.

Get used to it.


startabbie said...

kellie, i can;t believe she is five... love the pics!

Wade, Jenny, and Girls said...

What a sweet post. I can't believe a few short years ago they were babies in Logan!

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Megan! I can't believe you and Reuben are both 5, I still can't believe it because like Jenny, I was thinking that it was just like yesterday when we all started showing up to church with our brand new babies.... I miss you guys!

kollers said...

Five Years Old! I can't believe that Megan is really that big now! I remember her in nursery. She is an absolute doll. . .all your kids are! Happy Birthday to Megan and happy holidays to you guys!

JerieH said...

Happy Birthday Megan! See you soon!