Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Happy Birthday, Mary Catherine!
Dear Mary Catherine,
Happy Birthday, darling! It is hard to believe that you are 5-years old today. I can remember your birth day like it happened yesterday. At 6 lbs 12 oz, you were a little bundle of joy; a long-awaited blessing from God.
It has been such a joy to watch you change from infant to toddler and now preschooler. You are no longer a baby; you really are a little girl. One who loves to sing along with Taylor Swift or "Hannah Montana", play with My Little Ponies, and help me bake cupcakes in the kitchen. You really aren't a babydoll kind of girl, but you definitely are "girly". You love dance class, Disney princesses, and arts & crafts.
This year you requested a "Barbie" birthday. It was difficult to support you in this desire; not because I am anti-Barbie, but because to me, Barbies are what the "big girls" play with. I guess I was still hoping you would have an Elmo/Abby Cadabby kind of birthday party. You really are growing up. I hope that your Barbie birthday cake was exactly what you dreamed of!
Mommy and Daddy wish you lots of happiness and many successes this year. May you always know how much you are loved and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to our family.
All of our love,
Mommy & Daddy