I wonder who? (Sung to the tune of "Up on the Rooftop".)
ME! Mine!! It's ME!!!
Okay. Fine. It's hers, too...
It's official. My birthday has OFFICIALLY been stolen. I asked the kids last night, "Whose birthday is tomorrow?!"
And they all shouted, "BABY GIRL'S!!!!!!!"
Me: *pause* *waiting* *waiting* *waiting*
Kids: *going about business* *wondering why mom is looking like she's waiting for something*
Kids: "OH! And mom's!"
Yes, it's true...my dear sweet, adorable, love munchkin of a birthday girl turns 4 today. (FOUR!!) And, by "dear sweet, adorable" I mean, "strong-willed, my way or the highway, don't even think about disagreeing or telling me no".
This girl is one IN-DEE-PEN-DANT girl. Holy man...she is gonna go places in life. But underneath that crusty, cranky shell lies a girl who's quite the softy. Quick with the "I love you, mama"'s, fabulous for a morning snuggle following her daily "Good mornin', mama!" said in her raspy, sleepy voice, impish, goofy, and with an ever present sparkle in her eye, she'll steal your heart in a second.
Her big brother's #1 side-kick, she looks up to Hambone and follows him around, doing whatever it is that he's doing, echoing everything that he's saying.
It's so fun watching her grow...beginning to really play with her siblings, make believe, imaginations galore, board games...I love watching my childrens' relationships with one another bloom.
She loves deviled eggs, coffee, pistacios, books, babies, and coloring...but doesn't really much care for anyone she doesn't see on a daily (or at the very least, weekly) basis.
I love her giggle, the little freckle on her upper lip, her piercing blue eyes, her long blonde mane, the way she will still, occasionally, worry a shirt or the sheets at bedtime, and her sweet little cheeks.
I could do without the battle of wills, the boogers wiped on my shirt, and your feet kicking my head at night...but I guess I won't complain too much!
Sweet Baby Girl, you are the most amazing blessing to our family. You are growing up so fast and before I know it you'll be in school with your brothers and sister. Time is going to fast, so I'm going to soak you up and take advantage of every snuggle, every hug, every kiss that you give me!
Happy Birthday, Girl...WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!