Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Bennet!

Dear B-
I simply and utterly adore you. How can you be 5 years old already? Sometimes I feel like it's Christmas Eve 2005 and your Dad and I just brought you home from the hospital. I remember the house being cold (big surprise) and the cats being intrigued with our new addition. Fast forward 5 years and you've become a big sister twice.

It seems that in the last 6 months you've grown up so much quicker than before. It's like things have been moving in warp speed. Your legs are longer, your sentences & questions are funnier, your personality is bursting at the seams. There are times I catch a glimpse of you walking down the hall or across the parking lot and I have to catch my breath. When did you get to be a little girl instead of a toddler? Where did my little baby go?

I love that you are sensitive and thoughtful. I love that you want to create/draw pictures for everyone from Mrs. Norieka to the pizza delivery boy. I love how you tell me "I love you Mama" at the moments I need to hear it most. I love that your favorite song is Bust a Move. I love that you take Scout's rough-and-tumble attitude without retaliation. I love how you make Ellie laugh. I simply love you.

Happy Birthday Bennet! Enjoy your year!

Happy Birthday to my Grandpa Bud too! He's 95. Happy Birthday to my cousin Tiffany too! She's 24! (Yes- my Grandpa has a granddaughter and greatgranddaughter who share his birthday. Very cool!)


gottaluvboyz said...

Happy Birthday, Bennet! Have a wonderful day:)

Beautiful post, Kari Ann!

Brenda said...

awww...I love this post! It is so hard to imagine that these little ones are turning 5. It seems like just yesterday we were all sharing pictures of our newborns and now we are sharing them turning "a whole hand".

Happy Birthday, Bennet!! I hope your day is as spectacular as you!

Michelle said...

She is so cute, Kari!!! Happy Birthday, B!!! Time does go at warp speed. My youngest turned 4 on the 14th.

.jessica jo. said...

Happy birthday Bennet!!! Love this Kari!! Your blog posts & scrapbook pages totally inspire my 2011 word of the year (you'll have to wait to find out!. :)

JC/DCO said...

I am in tears. Beautiful! Happy Birthday Bennet!!!