Caitlin, our granddaughter, is turning five. She is a tiny girl, capable for her age and loves to dance.
Caitlin enjoys games, crafts, stories, puzzles and all the little girl things of the day, such as Shopkins. She adores her older sister, Sylvie,
and is a awesome big sister to baby Owen.
She also loves her best friend Elliotte.
Caitlin was the baby of the family for four years but has been the middle child for nine months now. It is easy to be eclipsed by your siblings, especially when you are the quiet one. Since the baby receives lots of attention and the older sister is a verbal fireball, Caitlin had to re-establish her position in the family this past year. While her mother has been on maternity leave and as the oldest child at home during the day, Caitlin has blossomed and found her voice.
Her grandfather and I love alone days with Caitlin. We do activities she enjoys which include feeding the animals along the boardwalk. Having time when she alone controls the activities and makes the decisions such as where we’ll have lunch, are times she loves.
Every now and then, Caitlin says something you know she’s thought about for a while. Of her little brother she said, “He’s a nice boy but he’s too little.” Owen cannot play with her yet.
Caitlin has empathy in abundance. Her sister was dressed in a costume for a special day at school and excited about the costume and the event. Caitlin, watching the scene, said to her mother, “I am so happy for Sylvie, Mommy.”
This sweet little five year old has a special place in our hearts. Happy birthday sweetie! We love you to the moon and back.