If there's any reason to break my blog silence, there's none better than to wish my May Day Baby a Happy Birthday. Today is Ava's 8th birthday - my child who has had her entire life documented on this blog.
8 YEARS!!! How does that happen???
Dear Sweet Ava,
Happy Birthday! You're 8 years old today!
From the moment you were born I knew that there was something special about you. When personality was being passed out I think you got a double helping - I mean that in a good way ;-) You are FULL of hugs and kind words to everybody. It makes my heart happy when people tell me how much they love you because you're so darned sweet to them. You are special, indeed.
I've loved watching you become a big sister these last few years. Ceci absolutely adores you and wants to be just like you! You're also a pretty good little sister, too (even when you call Alex a butt). You seem to be following in your big sister's footsteps with your love of soccer and dance. I know you were sad that your soccer season just ended, but fall will be here before you know it and it will start all over again. I look forward to seeing you perform this weekend at your dance recital. I'm sure you'll do great!!
Since we'll be at your dress rehearsal today on your actual birthday I declare it an Ava Birthday weekend. Your birthday combined with your First Holy Communion makes it extra special. Yes, such a busy, special weekend, but if anybody could handle it, it's you!! I know that you'll eat up all the special attention!
Keep on shining your light, Ava, the world is a better place with you in it. And I'm so lucky to be your Mama!!
I love you,