>Six years….hard to believe

>I can’t believe that my favorite niece is turning six years old today. It seems like just yesterday that my sister was calling me to tell me she was on her way and I was heading to the hospital so I could wait with them for her arrival.

The moment I stepped into the hospital room and saw my sister and brother-in-law, holding this tiny little person is one that I’ll never forget.

And now, she’s turning six.

In the past year, we’ve gone from my reading book to her at bedtime, to her wanting to read to me–and her being able to do it. I had a lot of fun this year, travelling down memory lane as I picked out a couple of “big girl” books as party of her birthday present. (She loves the Junie B. Jones books, but buying one for her is liking buying Doctor Who stuff for me–it’s hard to know which ones she has). So, I bought her two of my favorites that I read when I was her age–the first two Ramona books. I hope she enjoys them as much as I did. I read them a lot growing up, the point that I think I can probably still recite some of my favorite portions of the books.

Last night, she was very concerned about what would happen if there was a snow day today and her taking cupcakes to school. Luckily, the promise that they could keep until Thursday put this worry to rest.

Happy b’day to my favorite niece. I know you don’t read this blog and I know I’ve told you happy b’day at least four times in the past couple of days, but I never get tired of celebrating you being a special part of my family.


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