Happy Five, Waverly Maye!

Somehow, my baby girl is a five-year old little person who picked out pink sparkly heels paired with a purple fidget spinner for her birthday today and is headed (on an actual school bus!) to kindergarten in just over a month.  I didn’t expect it, but I think the combo of both those things happening in just over a few week time span is giving me all the emotions and this birthday is probably the one, of both my girls, that I have struggled with the most.  Yet there is so much to be so happy about, Waverly is my little sidekick, this amazing, beautiful little person with a huge heart and so much imagination.  My heart just bursts thinking of how much joy she has brought to our lives over the past five years. 
Our Waverly Maye.  FULL of emotion from day one, either crazy happy or the complete opposite, and really nothing ever in between.  She is the girliest of girls, cares so much about what she wears and always (always!) has an opinion about it.  She loves baby dolls, jewelry, dance, and shopping, and has literally has never found a store that she doesn’t love (or can’t find something she wants at!).  She is definitely the most similar to me of our girls, and lately wants to be just like me, asking to have her hair in the same hairstyle or wear something the same color, and her mind was blown the day she realized I got us matching pajamas.
She is shy at first with adults, but is always the first to run up to another kid at the park or the beach and ask if they want to play.  Most of the time when we get somewhere, I have hardly put our stuff down and I look up and she is holding hands, happily running around with someone like they have been best friends forever.  She is definitely a leader, but also a perfectionist, and won’t really try something until she knows she can do it, and do it perfectly.  Her imagination has always blown my mind, to this day she can play with a bucket of balls or rocks (anything really) and have them talking to each other like they are little people.  She is such a dreamer, it is one of my favorite things about her and I hope she never loses it.
She loves Avalon so much, always has, and still wants to baby her just as much as when she was first born.  She loves to carry her, to pick out what she is going to wear, and always has to be the first to greet her in the morning.  Her big sister role really is one of things I am proudest of her about, she asks me every single day when we are going to have another baby and wants to know all about how it happens. 😉  She has the biggest interest in knowing what she was like as a baby, one of her favorite things to do is look at her baby books and hear stories about when she was “little”, and she also loves to be cuddled or snuggled and pretend like she is a baby again.  Hope that never changes!

Her vibrant, spirited personality still challenges me every single day and there are times that I don’t know that we will ever grow out of that, but what I have really found is that in her most emotional moment, there is nothing more that will fix it than a hug and some love.  It’s that same personality that I know will take her so very far and I will be right by her side every step of the way.  HAPPIEST FIVE, WAVERLY MAYE!!!!!!  We love you so much, baby girl.


  1. July 26, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Awww! Happiest of birthdays Waverly. I have enjoyed following along and watching her grow over the last five years. Those pictures are precious!!

  2. July 26, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Happy WHOLE HAND birthday, Waverly!!!

  3. July 26, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    FIVE?!?!?! FIVE!?! Darling Waverly is FIVE!??! I can't quite believe it. I started reading when she was two I think, maybe just three and now five. She is growing up into such a lovely lil one. Her personality sounds so sweet [with challenges of course] and I think it's so fun she wants to match you. Happiest of birthdays to her!

  4. July 27, 2017 / 3:56 am

    A fidget spinner has been the first "trendy" item that Liam has ever asked for! Too funny! And a school bus, eek! Big steps! Liam will be in all kindergarten, but I'll be dropping him off (no bus option here).

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