today you're 5

wow, 5 years old, where did the time go? It seems like you were just born yesterday. That's a big milestone, its one whole hand already! i can't believe how lucky i am to call you my niece, you are such a cool kid. you are smart and wise beyond your years, you're tough, and SO funny. you still crack me up daily. you have SO much personality and are the most expressive kid i've ever known. you love your family more than anything and you enjoy making people happy. you seem to make friends wherever you go, and have since you were a tiny baby. you have such a good heart and are the best at sharing, it's obvious it makes you happy to share with others. you are an amazing big sister and i can see that you take pride in it. Josie is lucky to have such a loving big sister like you. it makes me so happy watching you grow up. i love you SO much, Penny Mae,  thank you for letting me be your crazy aunt Tee Tee.  just promise not to grow up too fast, ok? 

here are some of my favorite photos i've taken of you over the past 5 years. 

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(technically uncle chris took this one but i was holding you and i think it was the first time i saw you smile.) 

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