Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Observing Spring out our window.  March 20th.
Yesterday spring was in the air. I could feel it.  It was windy, but still springish.  Brynlee and I wore flip-flops, our little way of celebrating the official start of spring.  We played outside and opted for sweatshirts instead of warmer coats.
Observing winter out our window.  March 22nd.
Then today we woke to a snow storm.  Windy, blistery, snow covered.  We put on snow boots and Spence shoveled mounds of wet snow to expose sidewalks.  Jace requested gloves to keep his fingers warm and we kept the fire stoked.  And by evening alot of the snow was gone. 
Tonight we will sleep once more and who knows what tomorrow will bring.  Spring again - I hope.  But the truth is, before we know it, spring will be here.  Then gone.  Followed by summer.  Then that too will quickly fade away. 
Time it never slows. 
And also, just yesterday, I became a mother.  We named her Brynlee.  They placed her in my arms and I was head over heels in love with her.  Truly, madly, deeply.  She was a perfect little thing, my perfect little thing.  I thought she should stay tiny forever.
New mom and baby Brynlee - three months old.
Then today we woke up and she was five.  FIVE!  She’s learning to read, and can ride a bike and do flips.  She speaks of Kindergarten and can whistle and pour her own milk.  She’s getting taller, smarter, and OLDER!  She’s five. 
I just can't get over how fast time goes.  Always changing, never stopping.  Like the weather, or a season that seems to change overnight, as is life.
Brynlee was the cutest little baby.  She melted our hearts. 
But do you wanna know what?  That precious little baby makes a dang cute five-year-old too. 
Happy 5th Birthday baby girl.  Now would you quit growing up already?
My five year old birthday girl.


b. lee said...

yay! for flip-flops & the big ol' 5 yr. old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

sarah louise said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! We love you!

Mikey, Anna, Lillie and Sam said...

Happy Birthday Brynlee. 5? Kindergarten in the next year? Really how did you get so big.

Jami said...

Happy Birthday yesterday Brynlee! You looked SO ADORABLE as a 3 month old and SO MATURE and ADORABLE as a 5 year old! You are such sweet girl! Kim I really liked your hair colored like that in the baby picture. Oh yeah, In the first picture Jace had his superhero panties on ;) and then in the second picture where are Spencer's superhero panties????? Just curious...it just looks like it should be the same ;)!!! HAHA!!

Lacy said...

Great post. Time flies.... yes, it is TOO true! Your little girl is so cute :)

Hollie Rae said...

Happy Birthday Brynlee!!!!

R. Long Pyper said...

I'm so impressed that she can whistle! What a cute girl. And I'm dreading the day my own Baby #1 turns five — it happens next month.

Rachel said...

happy birthday Brynlee!!! My birthday was yesterday and growing up it was always a mystery how the weather would be. I loved when we could have a picnic in the warm spring sunshine....This year it was nothing at all like that. Lucy will be 5 in May. I cannot believe it. Time is slipping away from me.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Why do they grow up so fast, one day they will be getting them ready for High School. eek!

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