If you've been reading along, you know that the Mad Hatter's turning five earlier this week was quite bittersweet for me.
In an effort to feel less sad about the fact that we're moving farther and farther away from her baby years and definitely into "big girl" territory, I've been trying to focus on some of the things that make five absolutely fabulous and fun.
Have a peek.
It's taken a looooooonnnng time to grow this hair long enough for me to do the thing every mommy (ok, at least this mommy) can't wait to do for their little girl - fun hairstyles.
While her hair may still be baby-fine, and we've been super diligent about having regular trims for the past 3 years (it really does work in making it grow faster and more evenly!), the bangs are completely gone, and it's all long enough for two
The fact that she now comes to me with a brush in hand begging me to do her hair? Priceless.
The fact that she actually sits still? A definite sign that she's getting to be more grown-up. She wants this.
And the fact that she's 150% girlie-girl (note the clip-on earrings she wears from wakeup till bedtime and the oh-so-teenager hairbands around her wrist)?