At five years old Elsie is one of the sweetest and most affectionate kid that you could ever meet. She is always giving people hugs and kisses, and we constantly hear (and treasure) her I love you's throughout the day. She has a huge imagination and is always playing with her Barbie's, Princesses, stuffed animals and dolls. She says her favorite things to do with her siblings are; with Jackson- when he reads to her and playing outside with him, with Ansley- playing with their toys together, and with Vada Belle- to pretend Vada is Elsie's daughter (which is so precious to watch them play this). Elsie loves to dance and sing, and you can always find her in the choir on Sunday mornings singing her little heart out. Her favorite movie is still Frozen, and she says when she grows up she wants to be a mommy.
On her birthday we of course had our traditional birthday pancake breakfast:
Then she spent her beautiful summer birthday by opening her presents from us (which she was super excited that she got the Taylor Swift CD she has asked for over and over again):
A little singing and dancing (to her new Taylor Swift CD, of course) with her sisters followed by a make-up and hair primping session with them on the front porch, helping big brother build some stuff with his Lego's, and then she wanted to go up to Mamaw and Papaw's house to swim in their pool.
The kids then went to a Bible School nearby our house, but Elsie was insistent that she wanted to go to Sweet Frog for supper even though they didn't get out of Bible School until after 8:30. You only turn 5 once, right- why not!
Elsie said she had a wonderful Cinderella party, and a wonderful day on her actual birthday. We are so proud of the wonderful little girl she is, and admire her huge heart and her always thinking of others. It seems like it was just a few months ago we were bringing our precious little girl home, and now here we are celebrating her 5th birthday and getting ready to send her off to kindergarten (which I can't even type without getting tears in my eyes....)
Newborn, 1 Year Old, 2 Years Old, 3 Years Old, 4 Years Old & 5 Years Old
We love you more than you will ever know, Elsie, and are so blessed that God chose us to be your parents!