I remember finding out (on March 16th, 2009 to be exact) that I was having a girl. While I was thrilled there was a very big part of me that didn't believe it. For a very long time (almost right up until her birth) I didn't buy any girlie outfits or girlie toys. It just didn't seem possible.
And then came the day of her birth. And from the minute the labor began I knew I was headed for new territory. She was by far the most painful (which is saying something after births like this) of my four labors. And she took the longest by half a day. And she kept on surprising us when she was born. Unlike my bald-headed, blond eye-browed, blue-eyed boys, she came out with a full head of dark hair, dark eyebrows, and hazel eyes. My girl. My Grace.
Her silliness and humor.
Her energy and fun.
Her gentleness and sweetness.
Her outdoorsey, nature loving side. The tomboy.
to live with a princess.
to live with a princess.
And a little daredevil.
An animal lover.
A collector (of hearts).
You are loved.
In the spirit of the birthday posts I am conducting a little interview to capture where Grace is right now in her FOUR year old self.
Me: Hi, honey! How are you today?
Me: Are you having a good day so far?
Me: I'm gonna ask you some questions about yourself, okay?
Me: How old are you today?
Grace: I'm four! (holding up 4 fingers)
Me: What is your favorite color?
Grace: Pink! And red. Wait! Just pink.
Me: What do you want to be when you are older?
Grace: I want to be a princess.
Me: What is your favorite animal?
Grace: A baby giraffe. And puppies. Like Molly!
Me: What is your favorite movie?
Grace: Tangled! And Brave! I like Brave. And Beauty and The Beast! And Cinderella. And Snow White. I like a lot of princesses.
Me: What is your favorite food?
Grace: Carrots, and umm... chicken! And ice cream. And peas. I like peas. They're really yummy.
Me: Where is your favorite place to visit?
Grace: Um... at the zoo.
Me: If you could go anywhere where would you go?
Grace: Chicago. 'Cuz I like Chicago a lot. We go up to the top. And that was... and my cake is so beautiful mommy! Thank you so much! I love you!
Me: What is your favorite toy?
Grace: Princesses. And my puppy. And Barbie Dolls.
Me: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
Grace: Play outside.
Me: Are you excited for school?
Grace: Yes! (that is news to me)
Me: How much does mommy and daddy love you?
Grace: This much!
Me: And more!
My dearest Grace, I am so honored and so proud to be your mama. I love you more than you will ever know. No matter how big you get you will always be my baby. Thank you for being my daughter.
Happy Birthday, Grace!
May all your dreams come true!