Thursday, April 7, 2011

Five, Yo Ho Ho!

The pirate Novina, captain of the black ship The Great Over. Arr, mateys!

So, hey. I have a five year old. My kid, Sarah? Yeah, she's five. Five years old. Five.

I figure if I just keep repeating those and similar thoughts, eventually it will sink in, or make sense, or somehow be a part of my reality.

I mean, five. That's a real kid. Not a toddler, not a preschooler. A kid. 

She's gotten so interesting and creative and amazing. She writes books (the last one was titled "No, Said The Parrot" -- wouldn't you totally buy a book with a name like that?). She conducts what she calls food science experiments. She's starting to read. She loves anything even vaguely science-y. She wants to be a paleontologist-cowgirl-astronaut-lion tamer when she grows up.

Which is what she keeps doing. Because now she's five.


mommatosena said...

CRAZY isn't it how that happens! Not only is she smart she is soooo cute!! This is such a great year enjoy this stage! It seems to go faster and faster much to my dismay.

Cindy said...

How cute is she!!! Love it, love the birthday.

April babies -- I have one!

She turned 25 on April 7. Oh my. Do you know that if I close my eyes I can still smell her newborn head?

Yes, I would buy that book!

Meredith said...

Love it! And that looks like a particularly seafaring hippo she has with her there. Plus the pirate-y look on her face. Awesome.

tia said...

He is a very seaworthy hippo. You can't see it in the picture, but he is in fact sporting a pirate earring.

AG Ambroult said...

a KID! you have a KID! happy FIVE to her!
The Great Over? please, go buy a boat and name it that.