All Annie wanted for her birthday was to see her cousins. They're teenagers, so everything they do is endlessly fascinating. It's all Emily wanted too. And her birthday's so close. If they both want the same thing I thought we could combine their parties. But I told them that if we fly them out, they won't be getting a whole bunch of presents. Their response was, "Wedon'tcare! Wejustwanttoseethem! CanweseethemPLEEEASE?" That made my heart so happy. So I'm planning a little party in a couple of weeks when their cousins (and my sister! and now my mom and stepdad!) get here.
In the meantime, we have a tradition around here.
Bed head + a little cake for later.
Happy birthday sweet girl who has taught me so much in these incredibly fast eight years.