Our Big Girl is officially eight years old! We celebrated over the weekend with a trip to the local aviation and science museum with two of her best buds from school. It was hilarious listening to them talk about everything as if they were so old/experienced. They cracked us up the whole time! After exploring for a few hours we sat down and enjoyed some Harry Potter-themed cupcakes then everyone got an "astronaut ice cream" to take home. For her school celebration, she and I ventured out to the 100-yen store and she picked up a bunch of things for goodie bags, and Hubs and I picked up some mini brownies from the commissary for a treat. It was a resounding success and she declared it "the best birthday ever!" (Score!)
It's so hard to believe that this little baby:
has grown up into this tall lady:
When I first met her she was a new three-year-old and full of sass. She's always been a little chatterbox and before we parted ways that first day she asked me if I wanted to come over and spend the night (much to her father's embarrassment). She has blossomed from a precocious toddler into a very outgoing, confident, smart, and thoughtful big kid. It's not always been easy, but she has taught me so much over these past five years. I am so glad that she was the first to call me "Mom" and that she is such a loving big sister to our little Bug. We cannot wait to see the kind of girl she becomes!