Today you are six! You’ve been practicing for this day for months now and it is finally here. You picked out a special blue sweater for school and I found pretty gold bows for your hair. We even used hairspray!
You were born on a Tuesday six years ago and Tuesdays have never been the same for me. You came in a hurry, you teeny, tiny little baby! But then you took your time in the hospital before we finally got to take you home. 115 days! The NICU was a big, busy place but you got lots of attention. You still like big, noisy places.
A few days after you were born Daddy read you a book called Good Night, Princess Pruny Toes. A sweet nurse had glued a red bow to your head and you slept on top of a fuzzy pink blanket. You looked like a little princess bird. We cried a little bit because we were so happy to have you, little bird. And you still like princesses.
Tonight we will eat cupcakes with purple icing and give you gifts like Disney Princesses art supplies and a cute purple dress. You will probably laugh a lot and shout, “I rock!”
I’ll probably get a little teary eyed when you blow out those six hot pink candles. You might even say, “Mom, WHY are you crying?!” But don’t worry about me. I just couldn’t be happier that you are here and I can’t wait to see what you’ll say to me next year.
Happy Birthday, Claire Bear!
You certainly are the life of our party!