Saturday, September 10, 2011

{happy birthday} to my BIG GIRL!

Five years ago today (at almost exactly this time--9:42 pm), I became a mother for the first time. It has been the greatest blessing of my life!

Tempe is smart, creative, kind, thoughtful, obedient, helpful, sensitive, energetic, imaginative, resourceful, and a great daughter and big sister. She is learning to go to her Heavenly Father in prayer when she needs help or comfort. She is always considerate of others, making sure that her friends are all having fun and feeling included. She is free with her compliments--she often tells perfect strangers that she loves their dress, or hair, or eyes. She sees beauty in everyone and everything. She is so polite (for a 5-year-old girl). She is becoming more and more independent--she likes to walk (most of the way) to preschool by herself.

We love her.

We had a very busy, very exhausting, very fun day celebrating her birthday today. Nine of her friends came over for a Mermaid/Nature party in the morning and then we watched the BYU football game (bummer) at Jason's parent's house and had more birthday celebration over there. Pictures from the mermaid party on the party blog!


Margaret said...

She's getting to be so grown-up!! Cute cake!

Denise Faulkner said...

Happy birthday to her and to you becoming a momma! I still remember the first time i saw u at the end of grays gable holding your little tiny new born baby and getting some fresh air looking at the laramie range. Ahhh there is nothing like the early days of being a mom!