Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Look Who's 5!

Sami! I cannot believe she is five. Some days it seems like yesterday she was waking me up every hour to eat (she never slept through the night until she was over 2. Can we stay I wanted to ram my head into a wall?) and we were wondering if she would ever crawl and other days I can barely remember her as a baby. It is amazing how much she has changed in 5 years.

Five is a big birthday. Goodbye toddlerhood and preschool days and hello kindergarten. Soon she will be losing her first tooth. With each step she will be needing me less and leaning upon her own knowledge and understanding.

The past five years have been exciting and yet, at times, bittersweet. I can't see where the future takes us. With Sami, anything is possible.

Happy 5th birthday Sami. We love you!

Sami Through the Years. June 4, 2003 - Present

Sami in the hospital. She had a few problems breathing due to being 4 weeks early so she had to goto the special care nursery for 24 hours.
Sami at 6 weeks. This was one of my favorite outfits.
Sami at 10 months.
This was the picture on the front of Sami's first birthday invitation.

Sami at the beach for her 2nd birthday.
Sami & Emily in May, 2006.
Sami at the beach in June, 2006.

Sami and her best friend Hannah (sniff sniff) playing dolls during a visit in July 2007.

Sami & Noah (another sniff sniff) doing what they do best during a visit in July 2007. Aren't they too cute?
Sami & David (Who will be 5 on the 18th!) at a camping trip in Virginia, Oct 2007.
Sami at Jesus' birthday party December 2007.
Sami posing before kindy orientation May 2008.


Stacey said...

WOW! I cannot believe how much older she looks over the past year! She is really starting to look like a little lady. Happy Birthday! I hope she has a great one!

Jenn said...

Alexis she looks so much like you. Happy Birthday sweet Sami!!!!

it's me, Val said...

Sami we miss you and love you so much. We feel blessed to have known you these 5 years and seen you grow up into the beautiful little lady you are. I remember when you were born like it was yesterday....

Happy Birthday from your favorite Val and best boyfriend Noah. Maia Lizzy, too.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Sami!! I can't believe our girl is ready for Kindy. Sniff Sniff where has the time gone. ((((Hugs to the pretty little lady))))

Spice said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope she had a great day!

LiLi said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your post made me cry. Our babies are growing up so fast. IT doesn't seem hardly possible that they are about to start kindy!

Victoria Martin said...

ohmygoodness, time sure flies! beautiful lil' girl you have there AJ!