|she may be seven, but Greenie (her blanket) still goes everywhere with her|
We bought her a bike for her birthday because her other one is too small for her. I scoped out the options ahead of time and Curt picked it up. He called me from the store confused. "Honey, this bike you picked out is WAAAAYYYY too big. Paige will never fit on it. There's another one in the back that's smaller. It has training wheels, but we could take those off." I convinced him to bring it home and he very sheepishly admitted, "You were right. This is the size Paige needs. But how is it possible that she's big enough to fit this big bike?" I'm glad it's not just me that can't wrap my brain around the fact that our baby is not a baby anymore.
|Paigey over the years|
Her birthday menu was chocolate chip, strawberry pancakes with whipped cream and bacon for breakfast, McDonald's delivered to the school cafeteria for lunch, and Red Robin for dinner. Gag! But she loved it all.
I ate lunch with Paigey and her little first grade friends. As lunch was ending she asked in her quiet way, "Mommy, are you going to come out to recess too?" I've never gone to recess before, but she informed me that "most parents go out to recess too," so off we went. She and her little gaggle of girl friends made a "house" in the bark chips and pretended to be birds. Paigey was the owner and the baby birds kept escaping the house so she'd have to chase them down and bring them back. SO much adorableness going on there.
|part of the "little birdy" group|
|Seriously this one melts me. The outfit. The rosy cheeks. The proud smile.|
|a confidence we don't always see - she's comfortable at school|
It says: "If I had $100, I would buy a car and pay for college. Then I would buy a gum pack and save the rest. And buy an iPod. And buy a book for me. Then I would buy a shirt."
Paigey may not be a baby anymore, but she's still innocent enough to think $100 will pay for college, a car, clothes, books, toys, and gum. Is there anything sweeter?
Happy birthday Paige Elizabeth. We love you!