waking up 5

since the big -5- 
the little or should i say, not so little one, has felt different.
the day after her party we decided to brave the chill and go on an exploration walk 
(with her princess balloon of course)
and fill her basket 
with treasures.
 by the time we returned home the basket was over flowing.

her first day back to school since reaching this milestone was special.
she made sure to wear her new hair accents and messenger bag.
she proudly told her teachers upon arrival, 
"I am taller today because I am 5"