Four years ago today, our family met its match. Its perfect match - AK.
She fit into our home like a hand in a glove, a pea in our pod, the cheese in our macaroni.
Even if she is a second child, she comes in second to no one. She is her own person. An individual truly like no other.
A dizzying bundle of energy, she is also world class snuggler.
She often thinks she is six, but still fits into her 3Ts (and insists on wearing her favorite 2T items as well).
A complete contrast to her big sister, they are still the best of friends (until they aren't).
She loves pink and insists on blingy accessories, but has black and blue knees from her rough and tumble activities.
She is so, so smart. Her mind is a steel trap for songs, memories, numbers and words.
She constantly challenges us - and herself. Why walk on the sidewalk when you can balance precariously on the curb? Why have mommy hold me when I hang from the monkey bars if I can just hang here until I want to fall?
The universe's response to my mother's request that I 'have a
daughter just like me,' she has her daddy's green eyes with an impish
If these first four years are any indication, the world had better watch out for this one. She brings her own brand of sunshine. And we wouldn't have it any other way.