My Little Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy when skies are grey.

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.  Please don’t take my sunshine away.

I’m not sure how the past 5 years have gone by so quickly.  My youngest had her 5th birthday at the beginning of this month and I just finally found the time to get some images of this milestone in her life.  She is my 3rd daughter and I remember when I had her that I decided I was just going to treasure every minute spent with her.  With my first one I was in such a rush to see her roll over for the first time, crawl, get her first tooth, walk, etc…. When my second came along I found life was just taking over and I probably missed a lot of the little things with the busyness of a house with a 2 year old and a newborn.  So, when Erin came along I was bound and determined to not be in such a rush for her to grow up too quickly.  Of course she was on a different agenda.  With 2 older sisters to keep up with she was walking at 9.5 months and has never looked back.  Fiercely independent and in a rush to grow up the time has passed very quickly.  She is so excited to be 5 years old now and ready for Kindergarten — me – not so much.  Here is my little sunshine…