Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oldest Turns Six!

Oldest turned 6 on June 5th. We had a party for her on Saturday and it went off without a hitch. For several weeks, Oldest has known her birthday was coming and when it got closer, I explained to her how we were doing the party. Even though her birthday was on a Thursday, the party wasn't until a Saturday. We spent the rest of Thursday fielding questions like:

"Is it still my birthday?" asking at lunch time.

"Will I be 6 tomorrow?"

"When I go to sleep and wake up, will it be my birthday?"

We had a lovely party day, having invited only family and one close friend with 3 children. I planned ahead and baked the cakes and made the potato salads the day before, so all I needed to do was relax and let Hubby man the grill.

I can't believe my baby is 6. Where did the time go?? I can remember every detail of her birth as if it happened yesterday, and yet it was 6 years ago since I've pushed her out and held her in my arms, admiring her face, marveling at the miracle of it all and seeing the tears in Hubby's eyes.

She has grown into a lively, strong-willed, young girl, with a penchant for investigating and wanting to know the answers to "Who, what, when, where, why and how". When she tries to wiggle out of a tight spot, she never fails to start an explanation with: "I just wanted to tell you something..." She is both a great big sister and a bossy sister. She hoards her goodies but expects her sisters to share theirs with her. She is destined for great things and I hope that she achieves whatever she wished for when she blew out her candles.

Happy Birthday my Little One. We love you so very very much!


Patty Keen said...

Aww that's just a sweet description of your little girl and now why does that totally remind me of my oldest sister?

Totally hoarding all the sweets and still expects my baby sister and I to share ours even though she snatches ours! Heh heh, brings back fond memories. *sighs*

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Oldest ;). My "baby" just turned eleven, and I know of what you speak - where does the time go? ;).

barefoot gardener said...

Oh, made me cry.

Happy Birthday, Oldest!

Rosa Lee said...

Hi Mountain Mama, is there an email address I can use to contact you? I got an idea that I'd like to share with you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Rosa Lee

Rosa Lee said...

Hah! I didn't give you mine. :) You can email me at


Sparx said...

What a sweetie! Happy Birthday Oldest! And... gal! You must be busting to see your son now! What will you call Youngest when he comes - 'not so youngest'?!

Have just caught up on your blog - I've been away a lot and have you ever been busy! As usual...
Big love!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Happy birthday to oldest, though a few days late. My youngest turns 12 on Monday. Oh, how I miss those days.

jenny said...

Patty-- Aren't all big sisters bossy and take your stuff?? I know mine did!

Wendy-- it does slip away through our fingers rather quickly, doesn't it?

Barefoot-- didn't mean to make you cry. have a tissue..

Rosa-- Welcome!! Glad to have you stopping by!

Sparx-- I've been thinking about that.. I think I'll keep the same monikers I'm using now and just add baby or baby boy. Maybe something else... Glad to have you come by, I've missed you and now I'll pop over to yours and see what you've been up to! :o)

Coffee-- 12!! Happy Birthday to your youngest! Missed you, but I know you've had your hands full these days.

Karen Putz said...

Happy Birthday to the oldest kiddo!