Three years ago tomorrow, a beautiful little girl beat the doctor (and the anesthesiologist) to the delivery room. And when the nurse held up the umbilical cord to show the Hoos and me the "true knot" in it, we knew instantly that this little girl was not going to let anything or anyone hold her back.
I would say that she is like the Energizer bunny, except even Energizers eventually run out of steam. Not my AK.
This weekend she ran from bounce house to sprinkler to snack table in a circuitous route at a party. It made my head spin (and my stomach turn) just to watch her. And any thought of her conking out on the ride home would only lead to disappointment. And then after dinner, when we went on a family walk, the Hoos and I each pushing a stroller, LP enjoyed the ride and AK walked the entire 1.5 miles.
A petite powerhouse, AK actually thinks she is turning 5 like her big sister instead of 3. She idolizes LP and wants everything the same as big sister. Tonight we will be making a two-tiered, pink iced cake that looks just like the one LP brought to school last week. And tomorrow AK will get similar if not identical presents. And in a couple of weeks they will have a joint birthday party. Good think LP relishes the role of big sister and care-giver. Not to say they don't find ways to get under each other's skin, but at the end of the day they always give each other a kiss and a hug.
To say our family was not complete until AK arrived would be an understatement. Now if only she had come with some spare batteries for sharing...