It's been a month since our last Birthday shout out and I'm telling you now... THERE WILL BE 3 MORE before the end of the year. This one is especially special because it's a Thanksgiving birthday and I can't think of anything more precious and beautiful to be thankful for than a new life. That's what happened 4 years ago.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABBY!
While working on the "Ode to Pumpkin girl" Collage, I found this picture of me & Mikaela with Gabby when she was just 5 days old. I very clearly remember that day and being so excited to have a new little niece. Because she is part of the 'Katy Crew', we miss out on some big moments like getting her ears pierced, first steps, & first words. It's also difficult to establish a relationship until she starts to remember and recognize who you are. It's nice to have pictures posted on MySpace, Facebook & blogs to feel like you're there... even though you're not. Our "Little Crispy" is growing up so fast!
While talking to Mikaela & Markus today, they told me a bit about their camping adventure with the 'Katy Crew'. Word on the street is that Gabby DID NOT want to celebrate her birthday. No Party... Just presents. If anybody sang to her she would get upset. When Mikaela asked Gabby why, she responded, "I don't want to get old!" Mika told me she broke the news to Gabby by telling her that no matter what... she still turned 4 and is growing up.
I can't believe you're 4 already. Carlo and I think about you all of the time and we wish you were here enjoying your two favorite things: Cheese & Chocolate! I love that you're growing up and enjoying all of the things a little girl should like dancing and make-up! I can't wait to see you again so that you can help me choose my nail polish colors and make "snackies" with me.
We love you and miss you so much.
Yaya & Carlo