Monday, October 26, 2020

5 Years Update

5 Years Old
You are 5 years old!
June 24
I remember years and years ago, on Girl's Gone Child, Rebecca Woolf wrote how 5 was the age her kids graduated from the blog. It was when it stopped being her story and their own story started. I've always thought that made sense. It's the year you start school and longtime friends begin. Even before I was pregnant I planned to do the same with my future children. And somehow we're here and I can hardly believe it. Wasn't it yesterday you were born? How on earth have these years flown by so quickly?
July 20
So for one final time, here are a couple of stats for you. At your 5th year check-up you were 44 inches tall (76th%ile) and weighed 35 lbs (15th%ile). You're wearing a mix of 4t and 6t clothes and size 11 shoes.
August 12
In the fall you started Pre-K at a brand new school. A handful of others from your Preschool were there too and while all 4 girls wound up in different classes, one of the boys was in your class. It took you a bit to adjust. Previously you had been a bit of a Queen Bee and it took you a while to realize not everyone would play exactly what you wanted. But after a couple of weeks into the school year you had quickly made new friends, especially with E.
August 31
In the fall you played soccer with one of your old friends from preschool. For the spring you're signed up to play again, this time with a group of girls from your new school. You also doing tumbling on Tuesdays after school and are slightly upset that I never signed you up to play after school basketball as well!
October 9
You still love books. We've been continuing with early chapter book series. Recent favorites there have been Princess in Black and Ivy and Bean. Others non-chapter books that you really enjoy are the Pinkalicious series and Elephant and Piggie series.
October 19
One big change of your new school is that they have a cafeteria. After bringing your lunch initially you quickly insisted you wanted to eat there every day. Doing so has actually introduced you to salads were previous you hadn't really tried. Overall though you aren't a picky eater. Some favorites are gumbo, spaghetti, soup, cereal, and pretty much any dessert.

October 27
You don't watch a ton of tv, but a favorite would likely be Pinkalicious. Instead we're much more likely to be watching movies. You recently saw Frozen 2 in theaters and really liked it. Other favorites have been any of the Toy Story movies or Trolls.
November 10
It's hard to believe this is the last of these type of updates I'll be writing. I want to say that you'll still be on the blog, but that would mean I actually need to sit down and write, which as we've seen doesn't happen often. It's crazy to think that your baby-hood is over and you've basically your own person now.
December 11
1 Month Old2 Months OldIMG_3341
1 Month ~ 2 Months~3 Months
4 Months ~ 5 Months ~ 6 Months
7 Months ~ 8 Months ~ 9 Months
IMG_414011 Months12 Months
10 Months ~ 11 Months ~ 12 Months
14 Months16 MonthsIMG_4546
14 Months ~ 16 Months ~ 18 Months
2 Years OldIMG_4963IMG_5104
24 Months ~ 2 1/4 Years~2 1/2 Years
2 3/4 Years ~ 3 Years ~ 3 1/3 Years
3 2/3 Years ~ 4 Years ~ 4 1/2 Years


  1. I hope you can continue to find the time to write. Things happen so quickly! It's so valuable to keep recording our experiences.

  2. I will miss seeing her on the blog. I need to think about when (if) I'll stop blogging about my kids. I like that they have their own contributions to the blog now -- it feels like they're telling their story with me.

  3. I haven't thought about when I will stop talking about Paul on the blog. I do 6 month updates now but that will probably stop once he turns 3? I do love being able to go back and read those posts and I think I'll especially like comparing how #2 differs from Paul.

    It's hard to believe she's 5 already - or almost 5.5! Time flies!

  4. Wasn't she just a baby? It doesn't seem like that long ago.