Samantha is now 6 years old! This year seemed to be even bigger when it came to wanting to be 6. She was unhappy last year when she turned 5 because she wanted to be 6. I think it was because the week before we celebrated a friend's 6th birthday. Who knows.
This year she has really blossomed into a "girl" as opposed to a "little girl". Don't get me wrong, she is still a little girl. But more grown up in some ways. She LOVES to help in any way she can. Even if it is something we don't think she can do, she insists that she can. She is more motherly to Joshua. In fact, I have to remind her that I am his mommy, not her. :) She wants to take showers alone, tried to blow dry her hair by herself. Trust me, I was RIGHT next to her the entire time...I envisioned her sucking up half of her hair and then having to cut it out. I feel like she wants to grow up so quickly, and thankfully she has a daddy that does NOT want her to, nor do I. He doesn't even like it when she plays with makeup at home. I only let her play with it at home. I keep telling her that she will have MANY more years of wearing that to come.
I went through my old pictures to find each year of her blowing out her cake, but could only find 3. Too bad I don't have a scanner or I would have scanned the ones I already have printed. I have a Birthday book that I put a picture of my kids blowing out their candles each year. So fun to look back and see the changes each year and what their cake was.