Spunky Girl is 5 today. She has loved every second of her birthday, and I have enjoyed watching her revel in it.
What do I love about her? My Spunky Girl has such a zest for life. She delights in capturing the attention of others. She has burped on demand for people we don't know at restaurants. She has run naked through the room. She has dressed herself in my bra and panties and put on a fashion show (without permission, of course!). Oh how I adore her. She has a flair for the LOUD, both in her volume and her clothing. She likes her clothes to have stripes or jewels or polka dots. When she picks out her own clothes in the morning, I always have to send her back upstairs take off one item and replace it with something solid colored.
Every morning, she comes and gets into my bed around 6 am for her personal snuggle time. She just wants to be held. I can't tell you how many times a day I tell her to "get off me" when she is trying to climb me like a jungle gym. 6 am is the time when she can officially crawl all over me and I'll neither complain nor move. I've started to look forward to her early morning visits and make room for her to snuggle in next to me.
It was so fun to watch her open her presents today. She exclaimed "Oh, it is just what I always wanted" at every gift. She tried on every clothing item she got (reminds me of ME!) to see how it looked on her. Her dad and I got her a pair of Sketchers that she's been asking for. She has seen them on TV, so she thinks the name of the shoe is "Twinkle-Toes-New-From-Sketcher" so that's what she keeps calling them. "Papa, did you see my twinkle-toes-new-from-sketcher?"
She just makes me happy. I can't wait to see who she'll grow up to be.