My Dearest Madeleine,
Another year has flown by and now you are 5! You are vibrant, independent, creative, strong-willed, and loving. It has been so fun to watch you grow into the precious little girl you have become. You love to help Mommy around the house no matter the task- food preparation, tidying the toys, setting the table, weeding the garden, or organizing. You sure do love to organize (wonder where on Earth you get that from)! And while you love to have things orderly your inner free spirit shines through when I wake you every morning…your bed is covered with all your books, dolls, trinkets, and special belongings that I often wonder how you managed to fit in your bed.
You love to read. I am pretty sure you haven’t met a book you haven’t liked. You love to stay up late reading your books in your bed with your night light in hand. I love that you love reading. You are so close to reading independently. It is fun to watch you open this new door. Creating is your other passion; whether it be art, dance, songs, or stories you are always using your imagination.
At five, you already have defined your style. You refer to it is “Madeleine Style” and when asked whether or not you like something from shoes to a lunch kit you often respond, “no, it’s not Madeleine Style.” You often dress yourself in ballerina outfits or sparkly leotards and you adore shoes.
Your favorite color is pink. You love sparkles. You like to try new foods and often request seconds during dinner. You look up to your big sister, and you enjoy taking care of your brothers. You like anything girly, but you can be sporty too (especially if cute outfits are involved).
You are playful, fun, and loving. You give your whole heart in all you do. You help make our world go round.
Happy birthday my sweet, Madeleine…the Earth goes around the sun tra la la, and now you are five.
I love you,