Happy Birthday Sam (almost a week late...last Thursday)!
I cannot believe that you are 4 already! Time has raced by and it seems like a few moments ago you were our tiny special baby and now you are a big girl! You love going to preschool (with your mom), are a puzzle maniac and your imagination is amazing...you and your sister can play for hours and hours. My little pony is a current favourite but you love all things pretend. You have a wonderful funny spark of energy inside you and love to run and jump. You speak an surprising amount of Spanish (thanks to Dora) and you are learning French from Katie already too. When you smile your big smile it warms out hearts...I wish I could really take a picture that captures that face and record that laugh and essentially bottle up your joy for whenever I need it...you are so precious and loved. You are also strong...this year threw you a big curve ball and you've handled it with amazing grace and acceptance. I can tell that you will not let your Diabetes define your life. We are so proud!
Katie and Sam in their house that Dad built but they decorated.
The other busy thing was celebrating birthdays! Sam's fell on a school day so I brought cookies to school and she got a paper crown (which she wore off and on all weekend!) and got to blow out birthday candles while the class sang to her. We cleaned and prepped for our little kid party on Saturday (which had me washing floors on MY birthday, Friday...that's motherhood for you!). When we were all ready Saturday morning, the girls waited and waited.