It's hard to believe, but my sweet little CK turns 5 today. Where did the time go? Yesterday, Dave had everyone go around say one thing that they loved about her. It wasn't hard to think of things, the only real challenge was only saying one thing! She has the cutest little sqeaky/raspy voice and says the funniest things... for example... Friday night, we were home, sitting around before bedtime and Dave put his arm around me and asked CK if he had a girlfriend. She promptly looked disgusted and said no. He said, "No? What's Mommy then?" She looked at us for a minute and said, "She's your woman."
Anyway, she has brought our family so much fun and happiness and we are so thankful for her! Here are a few random pictures of the last 5 years:
Last spring... wearing her crown for the "q" page of her alphabet book for preschool (she was being a queen).
4 mo. old: She and I spent way to long out in the rain when Extreme Makeover Home Edition was here in town. We waited around all day for the reveal. It was fun though and I'm sure she has pleasant memories too!
1 year old: just a few days after her birthday, I was doing my nails and had some cuticle remover out with the lid off. She saw it and thought it looked like a bottle with milk so she grabbed it and threw it back. She swallowed quite a bit, but a lot also went into her eye. We took her to the ER and spent what felt like hours while they tried to flush it out. The doctor told us that there was so much damage to her eye that he couldn't say whether or not she'd be able to see again. After hours at the ER, they put her in an ambulance and sent her to the children's hospital to spend the night. Here she is strapped into the gurney getting ready to get on the ambulance. She was so worn out from all the trauma that she would just crash as soon as someone quite poking her in one way or another. She is holding my dad's hand who had come to help Dave giver her a blessing. (I only had my phone, so it is a pretty bad picture)
3 yrs old: Dress rehearsal for her first dance recital
About 2-3... I came home from the grocery store one Saturday and found her and Dave asleep like this on the couch. Once again, the only camera available was on my phone.
Happy Birthday, CK! We love you!!!