Our baby girl is 5. 5! 5? 5 years old! I just can’t believe how fast 5 years has gone, how much we’ve done, how much we’ve learned, how fulfilled we’ve been by this little girl.
This year Cate has really been all about “rockin'”. Looking back on home movies from this year, we noticed that Cate was always singing or had some sort of instrument in her hand (we really need to look into music lessons…any advice out there?) . So, of course, we had to do a rocker photo shoot and birthday party.
So, Cate….Cate is, and always has been, a talker. The girl is rarely quiet. 🙂 She is so smart, inquisitive and creative. She notices everything. She still loves dancing. She’s happy and witty and silly. She’s been an amazing big sister. She is interested in all things “big-girl”. She loves to be around big girls and act like she’s “12”. Most days, I think she truly feels that she is older than she is (sometimes this causes some conflict, both with us and within herself). We are always amazed at the many sides of her.
She is very into fashion. She helps both Corey and I pick out clothes and always picks out her own outfits too. She always notices what people are wearing, if they’ve changed their hair, or done something different in any way. She picks up on people’s moods too and really empathizes with the feelings of others.
She LOVES Taylor Swift. (Heck, we all do! We like that she’s seeing a young girl be fun and funky and musical, writing her own songs and playing her own instruments.) This is her “Taylor Swift” pose…like I said, she picks up on everything!
But, she’s still just 5. Still our little girl. She’s innocent and sweet and has a huge heart.
I think this next one is my favorite. It’s just so Cate to me. I love that her right hand is blurred, because she is always in motion. I love that she’s dancing, and most likely in the middle of singing something. And, call me crazy, but that gorgeous light around her is the light that I see in our little girl.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl. You are so very loved.