Thursday, December 4, 2008

My 5 Year Old Princess

Today our beautiful little girl turns five! Very exciting day for everyone here in the Bonilla residence. Ms. Alyssa woke up calling me "Mami, come here!" I ran to her room, jumped into bed with her, and gave her a million kisses while saying happy birthday to her. She had the most beautiful (and smelly) smile ever! Then, she happily asks "Mami, am I five yet?" How cute is that? She was so anxious to turn 5! I Wonder why kids are so anxious to grow up? There must be something they see in our grown up lives that they like. It seems like just yesterday that I had a similar conversation with my daddy. I was about 15 and I was talking to him about how anxious I was to be of age to get a job. I remember him asking me why i wanted a job. I was like "duh dad! To have my own money so I can buy my own stuff!" He then told me not to be in such a rush to grow up, "One day you're going to wish you didn't have to work nor buy your own stuff" he said. How true those words! (Love ya dad).

So yes, we'll be taking it easy today with Ms. Alyssa and then we'll party hardy on Saturday. She wanted a Cinderella theme party and I loved the idea...because she is our little princess! Was originally going to do something small and simple however, we have wonderful family and friends that "just don't do simple nor small" (their words). I promise to post on the party and will post lots of pics.

I've had many wonderful blessings in my life and my Alyssa is definitely one of them. She has taught me more than I ever expected to learn from a child and I'm so grateful. Wish I could keep her a little girl forever but I know someday we'll have a conversation that will end up something like this "Baby girl, don't be in such a rush to grow up because one day you will be wishing you were still in bed with mommy breathing your beautiful smelly smiles at me asking me "am I five yet?"

(New Born)

(3 Months)

(6 Months)

(1 Year)

(2 Years)

(3 Years)

(4 Years)


Anonymous said...

awww... she's so big!!! Happy Birthday Alyssa!!! I love the 1 year old picture!!! How cute is that hat!!! Love Evy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Princess...again. Wow, 5 years old already! ..... BTW, Love your page Marge.

Emily and family said...

awww!! my little princess... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! you're such a blessing to us...We love you!!!
Titi Emmi, tio Alex, and cousin jacob.

Damaris said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Alyssa! You are the BIG 5!!!! I love you little lady!

Maritza said...

She is beautiful. God Bless. Happy birthday Alyssa!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie - I can't believe she's five already. She looks so much like you when you were her age. Beautiful, just beautiful. Your photos are great. Love Titi Josie

Sharon said...

Happy birthday A! She is sooo adorable!
Now, about your comments to me:
Believe me these are WAY less presents than what we gave out last year...this economy is killing everybody :(
Thanks for the sweet comments and for stopping by and saying hi! I appreciate it :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Alyssa. May you get many blessings today and always. Hugs from NJ.

bwgayoso said...

Happy Birthday Alyssa!! You truly are a princess. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating your birthday! : ) God Bless you!

Margie - those pictures are sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alyssa - hope you enjoy your princess party.

Margie - I want to see the beautiful scrapbook pages you create of her Cinderella party.
Enjoy! Michelle P.

Dayami said...

awwww she is adorable!!! Happy Birthday!!! May God bless you with health, happiness & love.

Anonymous said...

OMG! You're little girl is so big and beautiful. Wow, time fly's. Happy Birthday Alyssa. Love how you write about your family Marge. Talk to you soon. Jen