Saturday I became the mother of a 5 year old. 5 year olds do things like ride big girl bikes and go to school all day 5 days a week. They ask inquisitive questions that you don't know how to answer. They don't take naps. They say silly things like: "Guys-I should really be on the radio. I have a GREAT voice." They say sweet things like: "When I grow up and get married I want to have a little boy just like Oliver." They make you laugh, they make you cry. They make you grit your teeth in frustration right before they give you giant bear hugs.
I, of course, think that I have the best 5 year old in the entire world. She is turning into a big girl right before my very eyes, and I'm trying to do my very best to help her along. To help her, someday, become the woman I know she can be. Because if the last 5 years are any indication, she will be one hell of a woman.
Happy Birthday to the little girl who turned me into a mother and changed my life forever.
We love you, Alison!
Mommy, Daddy & Oliver