My little girl turned 5 yesterday. Chloe has literally been planning her birthday since right after Christmas, so the big day has been much anticipated. Chloe had a two-part celebration. First we had a painting party at a local art studio for Chloe and seven of her friends the weekend before her actual birthday to avoid Memorial Day weekend scheduling conflicts. Then Chloe got to have her very first sleepover at our house on her actual birthday. I think it's safe to say that all of Chloe's long-built expectations for turning 5 were met!
Here's a photo of Chloe's friends party. What a lovely group of little ladies...
In birthday tradition, I interviewed my newly turned five year old to document her favorites at 5. Her answers always make me giggle.
Color: All the colors in the world.
Cereal: Well, it's Frosted Flakes. Yup! Frosted Flakes.
Vegetable: Brocolli and Carrots with Ranch.
Drink: Juice & Orange Juice & Chocolate Milk.
TV Show/ Movie: Princesses & Barbie.
Book: I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Animal: Butterfly (Animal, Insect...apparently the same thing to my five year old.)
Game: All my Nintendo Dsi Games
Restaurants: Sonic (On a side note, our local Sonic Restaurants recently closed and are for sale. Every time we drive by their locations, Chloe remarks how sad the deserted building makes her and asks if we can just buy the Sonic and run it ourselves. ha!)
Toy: Barbies, Dsi.
Holiday: Christmas... "and summer, and fall, and all of them."
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Well, I'd say Teresa.
What do you love most about...
Dad: He likes to play games and be silly and he put a napkin on my lip when I hurt myself. Oh, and he's silly.
Mom: You leave my door open farther than Dad does at night when you tuck me into bed and you jump really, really high on the trampoline and you do my hair pretty and you are a beautiful mom. (Awe, love my girl!)
Gabe: He always 'be's' my prince.
Cooper: He has been nice to me lately (ha!) and watches Rocky movies with me and plays with me.
Gavin: He watches Dora and I think he's cute.
Where do you want to vacation this year?
I want to go to Wisconsin Dells and Colorado and Iowa (that's an easy one!) and Disney World and Sea World.
What are your wishes?
When I grow up I want to be a princess and see all the princesses and I wish Gabe was my prince. (Can you tell Gabe is a really sweet big brother?) And I wish I was a cowgirl when I grow up. And a ballerina.
What do you love most in the whole world?
Dad and Mom and my brothers and everyone And of course God and Jesus because they love me very much too!
What are your pet peeves? (I did have to explain what a pet peeve is.)
When people don't share. When people aren't nice or make someone feel sad. Sometimes boys are my pet peeve. (haha!)
Who are your best friends?
All my girls! (I knew this would be her answer. Everyone is Chloe's BEST friend.)
What are you looking forward to?
Going to kindergarten and making even more friends!
Oh my sweet girl, what can I say about you that the above answers don't already illustrate. You are so very kind and thoughtful. You are sweet to the core and always happy. I don't think there's a more joyful little girl than you and I pray you never lose that joy. You bring so much happiness to our family. You are such a good friend to everyone. And you shine the light of Jesus wherever you go. I couldn't ask for a better little girl. We love you so very much, Chloe, and can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for your bright future.