Wednesday, March 03, 2010

5










Oooooooh Ruby. It's your special day. The day above all others. And you're turning 5. Daddy and I started a tradition awhile back where we decorate your room with streamers after you fall asleep the eve of your birthday. We call it "streamerland". And you know how Dad is, he doesn't just sort of decorate, he REALLY decorates. There are streamers everywhere, you have to part them all the way from your bed to the door in order to get out. Like icicles hanging from the ceiling. I reminded you that this would be happening tonight sometime after you went to sleep. Of course, you can't sleep anyway. You're still awake kicking the wall, I can hear you.

What a year it's been! A year of learning a bit of reading and writing, a year when your obsession with drawing has surfaced and held your dad and I in amazement. You have us in your clutches. I am convinced there isn't a soul on earth, having gotten to know you, wouldn't fall down at your feet and want more of Ruby. More of your heart, more of your mind, more of who you are. You're an amazing feat of humanity.

Happy Birthday, little one. Onto Kindergarten and who knows what else. Please just know that every inch of you is loved so fiercely, there's no more room in this little house to contain it.

xoxo

Mom and Dad.

18 comments:

Dee said...

I know.

Ash said...

Happy Birthday Ruby Duby! We love you the MOST!!!
Wish we could come celebrate with you!!!

The Wright Crew said...

So sweet.. Happy Happy B-day! We all hope it's the best Birthday ever..

LuCDay said...

Happy Birthday Rubes! I love love love the streamers idea, might have to steal it.

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday Ruby! You have the most amazing beautiful girls Sarah! I hope Ruby had a great day - I LOVE the streamer idea!

Jodi said...

Hope your birthday is super special!!!!

Lindsey said...

I love!! these pics! Such a cutie!

kristen said...

Happy Birthday Ruby!! Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! Hope you all are having a great day together!!!

Sharry said...

happy birthday ruby! we all love you and hope that you have a more than wonderful birthday.

you are getting so big. and growing more and more beautiful everytime i see you.

tell mum that i said she has to give you a hug and a kiss for all your five years. and a few to grow on!!

LOTS OF LOVE...
sharry, steve, caitlin, connor, maddie and liam :)

Team Bowers said...

Happy Happy Day! My little guy will be 5 in a few weeks. How fun for us! I can not get over how cute her haircut is! I just LOVE it!

Jessie said...

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear ruby, duby, beautiful girl,
happy birthday to you....xoxox

Danyel said...

Wow!!!! Happy Birthday big girl!!!!
We miss you guys!!!!
Aidan still refuses to walk past your old house... makes him sad....
Danyel

Amy B. said...

Thank you for your prayers...I am too sick to my stomach...still...

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Ruby! What a cute girl! Did you go to Wheeler Farm? So cute.

Latisha said...

Amazing pictures as always. She is such a beautiful girl.

vicky said...

Beautiful pictures Sarah! I love the streamer idea! How fun that must be? You guys are fun parents.
Happy Birthday to one cute little girl!!

Amy B. said...

Thank you again Sarie for your sweet and such kind words of comfort!

Kasey said...

What a beauty! I love all the pics too. Good job!