yesterday she turned five.
and no, she's not my little girl, but she's my only and favorite niece.
she's so special to me, and it's been amazing to see her grow up so fast.
5 years of twirling and dancing and tumbling
5 years of blonde curls and blue eyes
5 years of Hay-Yee and then Chinny Chinny Ping Ping
5 years of soccer games and skiing
5 years of dino-buddies and fruit snacks
5 years of playing dress up
5 years of beautiful smiles and tiny giggles
and 5 years of loving her like crazy.