Time sure flies

 I missed blogging on Caity's birthday last week.

Dear Caity-  You have changed m life in so many ways.  Almost all for the better.

When you were born you were SO tiny (that's a Beanie Baby in that picture for scale) and I didn't know what I was doing. 

With you I became a mother.  Changed my identity.

 (Also, look how young I look there!  27 seems like a long time ago.)

I may not have known what I was doing, but you were you from the very beginning.  Stubborn and smart, creative and strong.  All wonderful qualities in a person (if frustrating qualities for a parent of a toddler!)

 There was the unfortunate haircut incident of 2001

 And you grew up so fast

And impressed me every day.

But you were still my baby

And you've always had the best laugh


This last year you have gone to high school, ran cross country, kicked ass in show choir, and run a half marathon.  I am so proud of you.


But I was really not prepared for this:

When on earth did you get so grown up and go to prom?

 You still have the best laugh, though