THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO AIR ON SEPTEMBER 26, THE DATE OF MY DAUGHTER ADRIANNAH’S BIRTHDAY. HOWEVER, IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY AND THE WEEKEND I WAS NOT AT ALL ABLE TO GET ON MY BLOG. HENCE THE TARDINESS OF THIS WELL WISHING POST.
Today marks my daughter Adriannah’s ninth birthday. Nine year’s since my little pastry chef, my little fashionista, my little tickle bug was born. And no matter how long it becomes since a child was born, I still get taken back to when they were babies.
As I sit here and wonder where the heck nine years has gone I begin to look back on some of the experiences we have had as a family. And I recall with fondness many of the things we have done over the years and how each of our children took to it.
I remember things like our Disneyland trip in 2006, where we celebrated Adriannah’s sixth birthday. I remember her huge water slide birthday party a few years ago. I remember when she made the chocolate watermelon cake that she invented all by herself.
I also look at how much a nine year old can be. How smart, funny, witty, athletic and ambitious she can be. Did you know that Adriannah gives every single one of her stuffed animals a name? Their own name. And they are never repeated. And did you know that she remembers each one of them? Like they were her kids.
And did you know that she can sit down and single-handedly solve every single puzzle on Wheel of Fortune? That’s right, she has solved puzzles that I haven’t been able to.
Nine years… wow. On this, your ninth birthday, I wish you, Adriannah, a wonderful day filled with laughs, smiles and enjoyment of being another year older. I love you my baby. Happy birthday.