Friday, July 17, 2015

Eleven Years

Eleven years old,

Eleven years old,

See the happy birthday girl,

She's eleven years old.

She's growing like a tall tree,

As good as gold,

See the happy birthday girl,

She's eleven years old!

She's strong, she's generous, she's terribly smart and hilariously sarcastic, and we're so happy that she's ours. We enjoy her, we take pride in her, and we'd never have dreamed, before she came to us, that this is what a kid could be like. 

We'll be celebrating this beautiful big kid of mine today, this kid who loves chickens and dragons and dinosaurs, reading and horses and her sister, with homemade waffles, a morning-long trip to the library, video games all afternoon, and a make-your-own sundae bar for dinner. 

It's going to be another great year.


Tina said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you Willow!

julie said...

Willow says thanks! We did NOT make it to the video game portion of the day. As I'm sure you'll be just shocked to learn, the morning stay at the library turned into an all-day stay at the library! Dinner, documentary, and sundae bar should still occur as scheduled.

Tina said...

It's been WAY too long since Emma and I have spent the entire day at the library. I think we need to fix that this week.

A sundae bar sounds amazing. My kiddo is already listing what she wants for her birthday meals, and her birthday isn't until December.