Dylan @ 5

I'm not a sentimental person, the husband can tell you that, and so can my family. But when it comes to my kids, it's just different.

Miss Dylan turns 5 today, and I'm sad to say, it didn't start off the way I planned... the girls woke up super early, and hopped into my bed, we sang Dylan happy birthday and I let them watch some cartoons on my bed while I hopped in the shower and got ready.

We had cereal and I had coffee and told them they could help decorate the cupcakes for daycare, when they finished. All was well, I even let them have one cupcake each while decorating and then Dylan sneezed, all over the first batch of cupcakes.... UGH instead of letting it go, and saying it's ok we have another batch, I yelled at her. As soon as I saw her face I should have stopped, but I didn't... I lost it. I sent her upstairs, and was just so upset at myself and the situation that I needed to walk away, and take a breather.

I went upstairs to her room where she was sitting sobbing, and I told her I was so sorry and I didn't mean to say those things to her, and that we have another batch of cupcakes to give to just the preschoolers at her daycare. And just like Dylan always does, she gives me a hug and says "It's ok Mommy. That's ok if only the little kids get the cupcakes, the older kids don't need them."

That girl. She is so many things.

She is so forgiving, and so sweet. She's stubborn and passionate, fierce, creative and smart. She can make you laugh so hard at something that just doesn't make any sense. She is focused and reliable, but clumsy for the most part. She dresses in whatever she likes and she doesn't care what people think. She's polite and loving.

That girl will be so many things.


  1. What a beautifully worded post, Katherine. Dylan WILL be so many thing. She is gorgeous, spirited, and lovely :) Such a presence, I can tell. Love your gorgeous blog! So freaking creative!!!!