"So wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.
You know that I'd do anything for you."
Today, my big girl turns five. Five! Five! It feels like minutes ago she was a baby, but like she's been here forever.
What a girl she's grown into it. Kind, funny, clever. Long and lean.
This is the year she started preschool and learnt so much. Lil-lil is always eager to learn about and discover the world. She loves to sing and dance. She's curious about everything. She knows so much already and is much cleverer than I was at her age.
She's met friends and become so social. She adores her family and loves nothing more than a family get-together. Having friends and family over for a party is her idea of bliss. She's well-loved and well-liked.
She's become a big sister again and thinks her baby brother is simply the best.
She's always worried about her little sister, but loves her to bits.
She worries too much for someone her age, but is always so thoughtful about those around her. She's a thinker. She can be loud and then so quiet.
She loves tuna, sushi, dumplings. She loves The Cure, Scooby-Doo and anything a little bit 'spooky'.
She wants to visit Egypt, Russia and Paris. She wants to see snow 'at the bottom of Australia'.
She wants to be a vet when she grows up.
She has her dad wrapped around her little finger.
She's my first-born baby.
She's light, love and pure joy.
Happy birthday, Lil-lil! We're so blessed to have you in our lives.