Miranda on her fifth birthday

Friday morning, Miranda awoke and exclaimed, “I’m five!”  That’s what woke me up.  Now, she knows that mom is not a morning person and that mom really appreciates whispering when she first wakes up, so she instantly switched back to whispering.  But that innocent exclamation was so endearing.  She’d been counting down the days and finally it was here!  I wish she could feel such excitement about waking up every day of her life.  We got up and made birthday pancakes.