Someone at our house is turning 5 tomorrow and it's kind of a big deal. Part of me is freaking out that Sara will be 5 and part of me is so excited for her. The part of me freaking out is the part that's realizing if she's 5, I'm going to be 33 soon and that just sounds weird. I still feel like I'm 22 and if I were, I could have been a star on Teen Mom. But since I'm not actually 22, but 32....
I feel like the luckiest mom alive to have this 5 year old as part of me.
This past fall, Sara started in a Montessori Kindergarten program set up for kids with birthdays in the 'too young for kindergarten, but too old for preschool' group. She had completed 2 years of preschool prior and loved it, but she was ready for something more.
She started in a half day program and begged to be put in full-day. After a couple of weeks, we decided to make the switch. I was really nervous about it for many reasons, but have since felt like it was the right decision for her and for us.
The same day she started all day school is the same day I went back to work. I am working around 25 hours a week for a Commercial Leasing company leasing retail and office space at 7 centers all over the Phoenix area. I really love it. There are days when I wish I could be doing the whole 'stay at home mom' thing full-time, but I am excited about my opportunity to use my brain for more than memorizing the lyrics to the Doc McStuffins theme song or coloring inside the lines. Not that those things aren't important too, I mean, who doesn't love to sing, "Check your ears, check your eyes, find out how much you've grown. Time for your check-up!"
C also got a new job recently and is really excited about it. He is currently in the training process, but very impressed with the company and the people he gets to work with. He will be the Director of Business Development for a Property Management company in Gilbert. They are brand new to the area from Texas and C is excited about getting on board with their growth.
Back to the little one... I love spending afternoons with her riding bikes, playing games, and making treats. She has grown up so much in the last few months and has been learning a lot at school. I am so proud of the little person she is and so excited about the big person she will become. She is so smart, caring, thoughtful, active, friendly, and curious. She asks me the most amazing questions and I am constantly in awe at the way she processes information and creates new ideas.
She loves to read and she recently started sewing. She has been making lots of little pillows for her dolls. She is still a mother hen and loves being around babies. She has a great memory and loves to learn how to do new things. She is also very independent and determined to do things on her own, which makes sense given who her mother is. We have so much fun together watching movies, playing ladder golf, soccer, painting, shopping, eating, and coloring. She loves to travel and calls herself a 'beach baby'. Sara really does love the beach and everything about it from the sand to the creepy crawlies to the waves... she really is a beach baby.
My treasure Sara girl is my favorite and I am so happy to be her mom.