Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sylvia is 5!

We started out with this...

And now we have this!

Um, we officially have a 5 year old daughter. I barely know how that even happened! Sylvia began life as a screaming drama queen (you don't have to believe me, but the nurses in the infant nursery at UVRMC will back me up on this.) To this day, well, not much has changed! Sylvia has always been so bright, from the moment she entered our lives to the time that we share with her right now. Her sheer energy keeps me on my toes. I've never known a child who is so interested in learning all there is to know. She craves structure and new experiences every day, and she amazes me with what she learns just from observation.

Sylvia will be beginning Kindergarten in a week, and I seriously do not know where the time has gone. I look through the pictures of her, and I am floored by all the amazing things she has accomplished. I know that all parents say that, but isn't that the most wonderful part of parenthood? Being proud and amazed at the sight of your child learning, growing and just being. Some days I tire of her endless questions, and at the end of those days I just have to remind myself that she wouldn't ask those questions if she weren't so bright, and didn't have a sincere desire to learn and to grow. I then rebuke myself for not understanding my child better.
This kid is amazing. And she is 5. Holy cow.


Steve and Donna said...

The older they get- the quicker it goes! 5 is a great age!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday CUTE girl!!!!

Betsy said...

I'm so glad you love and appreciate your beautiful children. They do grow up so fast. Enjoy them while they are the age they are. Each age is wonderful. Sorry you feel like you are in a funk. New schedules and changes will do that to you. It won't be long until all the kids' homework and projects will give you new stresses to occupy your mind and drain your energy. Enjoy!