Friday, December 14, 2007

My Baby Is Five!!!

O wow, my baby is five! I can really hardly believe it. It doesn't quite seem like yesterday since she was born or anything, but FIVE!!!! She is so excited about being older. Somehow even she knew this was a milestone for her. Now she tells us what she should and should not be able to do because she is five. For example, "Momma I should be able to pick up Ayden now because I'm older, I'm five." O really!!! She's not only five, but the day after her birthday she lost her first tooth. Aghhhhhhhhh! I'm in mourning. She is the happiest little camper around! She looks really cute with her missing tooth, though! Somehow even that makes her look older.
Life will soon change forever for us. In all likelihood she will go to school in the fall and she will never again be in my home all day long for such an extended period of time. Boo Hoo Hoo! O Lord please help me to keep these days in perspective and enjoy them and use them to teach her of You!

Not only is Alaiyah growing up but so is Zo. "Ah Ah" is gone forever! Zo could not pronounce Ayden so he would call her "Ah Ah." Yesterday he said he wanted to hole Aynen's bottle. I said What? He said "Aynen's bottle!" Boo Hoo!!!!! Both of my children love my pretend tears over their growing up, by the way. Alaiyah told a friend of mine "don't say that I'm five too loud or my mother will cry" but later she sends her cousin Amorri into the room to say "Alaiyah's five." I eventually caught on and said Boo Hoo! Alaiyah says, "see, told you" as they run out of the room.

When I can take a HUGE step back and look at my life and my family, I am soooo very blessed. My children are such a blessing and will continue to be a joy as the Lord grows ME through the challenges of parenting.


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for your oldest turning five and the middle one learning how to say his sister's name.

Parenting is amazing. One minute God is using it to challenge our spiritual growth and then we are amazed at His amazing work in and through our kids the next day.

Praise the Lord for the great things that He is doing in your family. Take care and I'll continue to be checking in seeing how the A-team is doing for the glory of God!!


THESE 3 KINGS said...

AGH!!!! you posted a new blog!! I love it!! ZO said what! I am like foreal half in tears over that one!! wow!!
God is ithe bomb to show us his every lasting mercy, and faithfulness in our daily activites as moms.. hey
read pages 40-41 and 70-71 in the book I got you! sooo encouraging!
love ya and keep em coming

The Kelly Family said...

so glad you posted! you are so precious and so is your family.

Melissa said...

I keep telling my kids, "Bricks on your heads, all of you! I'm going to put bricks on your heads so you won't grow." It is fun to watch but bittersweet.

emily said...

It is called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young! It is really good- it is on sale at Lifeway Christian stores for $5 right now:)