November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sadie

For my little Sadie-bug,

Happy Birthday, sweet-pea! Today you are 6! Sometimes you seem more like you are 26-not because of your attitude, but because you seem like an old soul. As dependent as your little brother is, you are equally as independent and always have been. You have such an intense focus and you aren't afraid to put in the time to have things turn out exactly as you want them. I might even go so far as to call you a perfectionist. You have been our "easy" child and I love you for it!

You are such a sweet and compassionate little girl. You recognize the hurt in others and do your best to help them. You are extremely sensitive and empathetic. You genuinely care about the needs of others. You are quick to compliment and slow to criticize. You make others feel so good about themselves and derive such a pure joy in making other people feel happy and loved. However, you are not a people pleaser. You have such a strong sense of right and wrong and are fiercely loyal to the people you love. You have a calm, quiet way about you that just seems to put everyone at ease.

You could color and paint for hours. You can usually be found at the kitchen table, working on some type of art project. You are so creative. You love to read and write and have a passion for words that makes your nerdy, book loving mama proud. You love food- just about anything will do, but some favorites of yours are lasagna, pancakes, green beans, and string cheese. Your favorite books right now are the Little House on the Prairie series, and I love snuggling up and reading them with you! At this current moment, you want to be either a veterinarian or a nail painter or a rock star when you grow up. Whatever you decide to do, I hope it makes you blissfully happy.

You love to play outside. This year you made lots of friends in the neighborhood. You are usually the one who orchestrates the games and group fun. You started school and are doing awesome at it. You had a bit of a rough start because you missed being home with us- but once you got going, you shot off like a rocket. Your dad and I are so proud of you!

You take such good care of your little brother and are over the moon thinking about getting another little brother in a couple of months. You are still holding out hope for a baby sister one day, though! You have such a beautiful smile and a cute, little giggle that can brighten up the whole room. You bring so much joy to my life. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, beautiful, thoughtful, compassionate daughter. You are amazing! I love you, sweet girl!

Doing what she does best...

Sadie and her besties

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