I have no idea where the time went, but Last But Not Least is six years old today.
This girl fills my heart in ways I never knew were possible. She is a sassy little thing, full of energy, spunk, laughter and love. Always on the move, always eager for a cuddle. She ends up in my bed most nights because she wants to cuddle and be close to me. She is always quick with an "I love you." She is caring and empathetic to others. She has the wackiest sense of humor, and has us laughing out loud on a daily basis with the crazy things she comes up with, when you least expect it ("Mom, don't be fooled by the sign on the door, this actually isn't DANCE class, it's ROOT BEER CAMP. We just hang out and drink root beer until you come pick me up again").
She is six going on sixteen. Constantly discussing who she is going to marry in her Kindergarten class. Her vocabulary is unbelievable. But then she is still my baby as well, wants me to carry her, cuddle her. Still always toting her Kitty everywhere on her adventures. I tell her not to ever change and to quit growing, and her response is "then Mom, you better quit feeding me vegetables!"
LBNL had her birthday party this past weekend, a riot of kids at a gymnastics place in the city. About an hour before we were set to go, I remembered I had planned on making her a party dress....so, I got right to it, and had it on her as it was time to jet out the door! Yes, sometimes I create my own crazy :)
I used the border print from Children at Play, a sweet little parade, perfect for a party! I didn't use a pattern, just made it up. Being white, I lined it as well. I used some crochet trim for the straps. Not too shabby!
Sweetheart, you bring more joy to my life than you could possibly imagine. Happy, happy sixth birthday!!