You learned and grew a lot this year, including working on your sporting abilities,
Your need-for-organization-and-categorization (which you came by quite naturally) developed even more intensely..
…along with your technology skills. I’m sure you won’t need me to blog for you for too many more birthdays..
And although I’m pretty sure you only bled once this entire year,
You did manage to get yourself into a few more binds than usual.
You learned to wink,
about the joys of being pampered at the salon,
to love heights like your Mommy,
how to dye Easter Eggs (and get less messy than your Mommy),
and developed an intense passion for frozen yogurt,
all while also intensifying your extreme DISLIKE for all things Bubblegum.
You continued your love for the beach,
And for football with Daddy.
And, of course, you found out you were no longer going to be an only child – an announcement that made you a bit queasy.
But luckily, you recovered, and were thrilled to announce to the world that you were getting a little brother.
…And had even more fun painting,
and decorating his room.
…except for the holding him part. You would have much rather skipped that.
You worked on your aloof-modeling expressions,
And were definitely willing to make a fashion statement, even if that statement was a bit… panties-on-the-head-Lady-Gaga-like.
It’s been an absolutely amazing year, and I have loved watching you grow and mature:
Happy Birthday, Ali !!!