Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eden's Birthday Post...that should have been posted on July 26th.

My sweet baby Eden...
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...turned six on July 26th.
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So I have officially said good-bye to my five year old Eden.
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It was harder than I thought it would be. I realized it is because "five" was still little. My five year old still played with babies. She still liked Dora and silly kid songs. She played dress up with princess clothes and tutu's. She wore clothes found in the "little girl" department. She snuggled me every morning and loved it when I read to her. She was messy when she ate and still needed help tying shoes and brushing her teeth.

My six year old Eden is ready to be a big girl.
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She plays with "play" make up and toy cell phones. She watches High School Musical and sings big kid songs. She shops with me in the big girl department. She still snuggles me, but not every morning. Now she can read, so reads to me. She isn't quite as messy when she eats, but even if she does make a mess, she cleans it up herself. She ties her own shoes and not only brushes but flosses her own teeth.

I will miss my little Edee, but I am already enjoying my big six year old. We went shopping together last week and had a great time. She picked out some awesome outfits. (I will have to post pictures later.) We had some great conversations about good deals, tatoos and classic wardrobe pieces. It was interesting how the whole trip was supposed to be about making Eden feel special, but what I noticed is that I was the one that felt special. I felt so honored and so blessed to be her mom. Eden reminds me of what my purpose is. She reminds me that there is nothing more important that I could be doing right now than being a full time mom...all day, every day.

HaPPy BiRThDaY ! I   LovE  YoU  MY  EdeN  BuGS !

10 comments:

Jean McKendrick said...

Happy Birthday Eden! It is amazing the difference between 5 and 6, between kindergarten and first grade. I think with each stage comes something new and fun to enjoy but yes, when you look back on their sweet baby pictures it does make you a little sad and wonder where the time has gone.

Jenny Erazo said...

Happy birthday to Eden!!!! It is so fun to watch your children grow and learn! My baby turned 6 in June and our school clothes shopping was done in the "big-girl" section this year:-(

just the five of us said...

It's amazing each age, is a milestone, and new memories and experiences. Beware though, girls get moody sooner than later:D (PMS)

Natalie said...

happy birthday big girl Eden! And happy transitioning mama! it's really amazing isn't it? Every stage brings out new opportunities to love and appreciate them right where they are and with that comes a love and appreciation of loving right where we are too as moms. He really knew what he was doing when He designed this life...

calibosmom said...

Happy Birthday Eden!!! She is a doll. My six year old turns 7 next month. I'M NOT READY!!! He is my baby. I love being a mom too!

Elena said...

Yes indeed we had a great birthday party with the big 6 year old! It's sad for abuelita though. I already miss those sweet chubby baby cheeks. xoxo

♥Shally said...

I think I will keel over dead when Cam turns 6.

Heck. I might keel over next year when she turns THREE!!

Like you said though... they are fun as they get older.

Melissa-Mc said...

Happy Birthday, Edee! Why are birthdays always so bittersweet? Have fun with your 6-year-old.

Lauren in GA said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Eden. I love the baby pics so much.

My Brian just turned 6 in May. It makes me teary.

T said...

Yipes! I hadn't considered some of these milestones yet - and Maryn (my youngest) will be 6 next spring... I'll have to say goodbye to the toddler department entirely... (well, not really - she's still a tiny little thing...)