Our big girl turned six Thursday, SIX WHOLE YEARS!!! This year has been a really big one for her, I feel like she has had so many milestones and probably has changed more than any other year since she was first born. She started & graduated from full-day kindergarten, learned to read, started riding her bike without training wheels, and learned to swim all on her own. She is such a legit big kid now and reminds me of it all the time — she also could not wait to turn six– but every now and then I catch a glimpse of her and she still looks like my little baby. It’s usually when she wants to cuddle or asks me to hold her, which I hope she alwayssss does.
We had her joint birthday party with Avalon a couple weeks ago, and then on her actual day spent the day at the pool per her request and had dinner with family. The first thing she did when she woke up her birthday morning was put on a glitter purple & pink tutu dress, with a floral crown, to let us know that she was “queen of the day and in charge”.
A little bit about Waverly, on her sixth birthday, just about a month before she starts the first grade and becomes a big sister for the second time!
One of her favorite things to do right now is to write little notes, or lists. You can always find a piece of paper by her bed at night or in the morning, and she usually redid it at least three time to make sure it looked perfect. She loves to write sweet cards to all of us, or to draw pictures of our family — always including her littlest sister and our dog who passed away at Christmas.
She is still our girly-girl, changes throughout the day (by the hour), loves pink & glitter, has names for all her babies, and always has to have all the accessories. We don’t go anywhere without her packing a purse, and lately I have caught her practicing her smile in the mirror at least once a day.
She is so good about meeting people, especially kids, it’s one of the things I am proudest of her about and I know it will take her far. We can be at the pool for five minutes and she has three friends, knows all their names and they are running around like they have been besties forever.
She loves being a big sister so much. Partly because she gets to be in charge, but also just because she looooooves Avalon and always has. They are the sweetest playing house (mommy & baby), holding hands randomly all on their own, and laughing in their new shared room together, up way later at night than they should be.
She likes things a certain way and is very good about cleaning up after herself and putting things in EXACTLY the place they should be. This reminds me so much of me!!! She sets her pillows down in the same order every night, on the same side of the bench by her bed, and always is the first to make her bed in the morning and clean up her toys after the bath.
She has the biggest imagination. Like soooo big! She’s had it forever and to this day, she can still sit in a room with a box of dolls and have them all named and talking and on vacation together and it’s forever my favorite.
HAPPIEST SIX, Waverly Maye! May all your wishes come true.