I can't believe she's five now. CAN. NOT. BELIEVE IT. Her fifth birthday was also her last day of playschool, and the toddlers were also invited to come that day, so Iris, Eloise and I spent the first half of the day playing with friends. At the end of the day all of the parents came to school for an end of the year gathering, so EVERYONE was there to sing "happy birthday" to her. I started crying, it was the sweetest moment. She also had a birthday party this past Sunday, but maybe it was because she actually wasn't five yet, it just didn't hit me the same way.
Without further ado, here is a flashback of Iris's life thus far:
On her first birthday.
Oh, my sweet little girl. I adore her so much. She is so smart, so sweet, so funny, so happy. She for sure has a temper and gets crazy angry in the blink of an eye, but I find as she matures, it gets easier for her to control it (lord knows I've been working on it for over 30 years!). She has an amazing sense of personal style as well as being incredibly creative. She loves singing, dancing, drawing, playing computer games, building with legos, playing with her stuffies and polly pockets, sliding down the pole at the playground, oh, so, so many things. he wonder of a just-turned five year old. It's endless.
Iris is absolutely my heart walking outside of my body. My first born. My love.