my bailey.

Bailey turns five in exactly 2 hours and 14 minutes at 1:14am on July 8th. (it is now 8am and I am finally finishing this… a sick Parker kept us up… ear infection)

I could write a novel about what an amazing kid she is. But I can’t. Because poor little Grayson hasn’t even had a full birthday post yet and his was back in June… poor third kid!

So I will just tell you that she has the perfect fake smile right now that half drives me crazy and half makes me smile because I know it’s fleeting. She loves her siblings so much so that she gets upset when they are separated for too long. She’s obsessed with Taylor Swift right now and Gray “picked out” a CD as her gift that Bails will freak out about in the morning! She’s starting to read and figure out spelling on her own with little guidance from me. She can write all her letters but has trouble with numbers. She loves to draw and right now all her people are girls with headbands on them. Very rarely does she argue with Parker and I’ve never seen her be physically mean to anyone. She has the kindest heart of anyone I know. She remembers everything and is my grocery list when I forget to take one. She is my most sensitive child but also my most brave. She loves to try new foods, games, activities… she loves to try anything new! She tends to follow along so we’ll watch that as she starts Kindergarten but she’s also starting to lead her friends more often which is encouraging. She still naps almost every single day willingly. She loves mushrooms and books and the color red and praying at night and car trips and fountain root beers and her family.

I love this kid. She taught me how to be a mom and continues to amaze me every single day. Her heart is bigger than anyone I know and she was just born like that. Which I know makes us incredibly blessed because she really is the easiest kid around.

Right now she is dancing around the house to her new Taylor Swift CD from Grayson, wearing her new outfit from Parker and flying her new Buzz Lightyear we gave her just giddy with excitement as her big birthday gift is a trip to the theater to go see Toy Story 3 this morning! It’s 8am and looking to be an incredible day as we celebrate this big kid of mine!

Happy Birthday Bails. We love you more than ever!

My favorite summer photos of her so far… with her BFF Kate…

Five. Five years. And we haven’t yet hit our sixth anniversary! It’s been a trip these last five years with her in our life and we can’t wait to see where the next five takes her!

Happy Birthday baby girl. I love you so much.


7 thoughts on “my bailey.

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  2. i can not believe she’s 5 already! She is definitely the sweetest kid. Lots of love to her and a big Happy Birthday!!

  3. Yippee for Bailey turning 5! Jodie she sounds like a wonderful little girl! I pray that she is the type of person God has planned for my Jameson to marry someday!

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