Happy Birthday Audrey

Today is Audrey's birthday. She's our youngest and today she turns 6. I remember when we first started to lead our church's children's ministry our oldest kids weren't much older than 6. They seemed like such big kids and now my youngest is that age. Yikes.

We started today with our family tradition of breakfast in bed for the birthday girl. Then she got a bath and her hair curled and ready to go out. We went to Applebee's for lunch and then off to Build-A-Bear. She got a kitty with a princess outfit and named it Princess Sparkle. Before we left she opened her presents (a 3 wheeled scooter and the Mulan DVD).

Audrey is a content kid. My sister is nearby and we are often there or they're here. There's 7 kids between us, all under 11, and Audrey can frequently be found by herself, quietly playing with a toy or looking at a book. She's in all day kindergarten in a multi-age class with first graders too. She's picked up on reading pretty quickly and can sound out most words and can even figure out how to spell them. Maybe it's just normal (seems faster than the other two.) but I'm amazed at how fast she's picked it up.

She's also got an incredible long term memory, but not so good short term. She remembers the color of my great aunt's casket (she was barely 3) but couldn't remember where the lunch room was at school the other day.

She's cute as a button - and she knows it. She's tiny, she get's mistaken for 4 a lot. She's got a grin that just melts Daddy's heart.

Happy birthday, baby boo.

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That was a very sweet tribute to your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

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