Happy birthday to my sweet girl who is as quick to crack a smile as she is to crack a joke! You are the perfect mixture of all that is silly and sweet, and serious and sensitive all rolled into one! You love horses and dolls and playing with your brother. If you had it your way, you would eat grilled cheese for dinner every night of the week. You love to swim and be in the water, but are not too sure about actually going under the water. You make friends every where we go. You are outgoing and determined, yet shy and uncertain at the same time. To put it quite simply, sweet girl, you are everything we hoped you would be–and more!
This year you asked if you could help make your birthday cake. What started out as you helping quickly turned in to you wanting to do every single step on your own which eventually led to one perfectly imperfect cake. Yes, the one side is lopsided and the icing isn’t the smoothest. And yes, we almost used an entire container of sprinkles on the cake, but you love it and are so proud of your creation. It may not be picture perfect, but to you it is–and that is all that matters! Rogue sprinkles and globs of icing in random spots just add to the sweetness of your first cake baking experience. When I look at your cake picture it makes me smile because I know it was all you…
Happy birthday, Rachel! You sure are the best early Christmas present we have ever been given! Thank you for making me a Mommy–it has been the greatest experience of my life!
Moments after Rachel was born. And so the journey begins…
I love you more than you could ever know.
To the moon and back.