She approached her birthday with her typical , lay-se-fair attitude.
"Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you..." - I woke her with song this morning. "Oh, it's today? I'm hungry" was her birthday response.
"How old are you today?" Her Nana and Papa asked over the phone. "I don't know" she said. She's said this for days as people inquire. She's convincing everytime. It seems the number doesn't matter to her.
She "Oooooooo'ed" and "Aaaaaaahhh'ed" at every piece of her present, even the wrapping paper. And the look on her face was a perfect mix of joy and appreciation.
The combined party is Saturday. She struggled to create a guest list. "Do you have any close friends at pre-school?" I asked, a few times in different ways. "Naw" she replied with a huge grin, "I'm just friends with everybody". It's true. It's delightful to watch her grow.
I marvel at this gorgeous soul we created who takes the world for what it is and nothing more.
I gawk at her ability to shrug off her birthday like a old man who mutters, "Eh - it's just another day, isnt it?
It is adorable and endearing. It shows her strength of heart. Seriously - she's mine?
Making PINK icing!
Um - testing the pink icing. Who wouldn't?
Taking care of her hunger issue while not being concerned with the gifts right in front of her!
The look of joy and gratitude. The one that melts my heart!
Even at recycled gifts from her sister!
Here's to you baby. May you never change!