Thursday, October 29, 2009

So This Is Six

Another year has passed. 

You have grown just a little bit more.

You’ve learned so much, you’ve changed so much, you love so so much.

At six, you can do many things that I never imagined you could.

You can shower all by yourself.  I mean get a towel, turn on the water, turn the shower spout on just the right temp and actually shower.

You can dress yourself, brush your teeth without me having to inspect your job.

You can pour your own drinks. Unload the dishwasher, change the trash in the bathrooms.

You feed the dogs, clean up your own messes and tie your own shoes.

You make your bed, put away your laundry and sometimes mine!

You command attention when you walk in a room.  You are the class clown but also one of the smartest.

You have so many thoughts and you try your best to get them all out before it’s time for bed.

You are concerned about other’s feeling.  This trait will take you far in life.

You don’t mind being alone.  You play well with others but value having time to yourself.

You have such a vivid imagination and manage to sweep others around you into your world.

I am sad to see you grow so fast but at the same time am overly excited to see the young woman you will become.

You are the reason.

The reason for me.  I would not be the woman I am if it weren’t for you.

You have changed me in so many ways I will never be able to fully grasp.

Like we say every night. You are my favorite and my best.

I love you more than love itself.

Happy Birthday Ladybug!



  1. This is a beautiful picture - you can see her spunk in her eyes.

    As a Mom, I thought 6 was the hardest birthday of all so far. Couldn't. Believe. It.

    Happy Birthday Lael!!!!!

  2. Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

    (Do you think she'd show my 6 yr old how to brush his teeth without me having to go behind him?)

  3. Happy Birthday, Lael! What a beauty!

  4. Happy birthday, Lael!

    (Beautiful post, Momma.)

  5. Six sounds like a pretty awesome age.

    (And what a beautiful photograph!)

  6. You keep making me all weepy. This was just so lovely. Thank you for sharing it, Keyona. She is really something special, that girl of yours.

    Happy Birthday, Lael!!!

  7. She is precious. Happy Birthday, Lael!!

  8. Oh my gosh! She looks adorable!!!!

    You have a truly beautiful and sweet daughter! Enjoy every second of that. :)

  9. What am amazingly beautiful girl. Happy Birthday to her!

  10. What a sweet post! Happy (belated) Birthday to Lael!

  11. So beautiful!! Happy Birthday sweetie!


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