My letter to Caroline on her 4th birthday...
Happy Birthday my Sweet Caroline. You are 4!!!! Gosh I don't even know where to start with you...my adventurous, enthusiastic, sweet little firecracker. Let's start with adventurous. Traveling this month, I thought it might be hard on you because you are so young, but you loved every minute of it. You loved visiting your family in Ohio and seeing the sights in New York City. Upon returning home, you said, "no, I don't want to go home." You have a love of adventure that became apparent early this year when we set out to "bring back summer" this spring. To fulfill this need you have me constantly thinking of new and fun things to do...thanks for sparking my adventurous spirit. Enthusiastic...your eyes light up at the thought of dance, school, going to the park, helping me cook. You have so much enthusiasm for everything you do. Sweet...no one cuddles with me like you do. Sometimes you really need me to stop and cuddle. A little reminder that you are still very little. It's got to be tough sometimes being the youngest. It's easy to sometimes overlook that you still need to be babied every once in a while...and it's OK. There is no rush to grow up. Firecracker...that's the part that keeps us on our toes. Part of being the youngest...you need to be heard and sometimes it comes out with a vengeance. Your...assertiveness can sometimes stop us all in our tracks. Again, I have to remember how little you are and I promise to be more patient and understanding of this. You are the baby of the family. We all adore you to pieces! We love watching you grow and seeing all the new things that you do. You make us smile and laugh with your one liners. You amaze us with how you see the world, observing things we would have missed without your unique perspective. Life just wouldn't be nearly as fun without you in it. We are so lucky to have you as our baby girl!!!!
I love you right up to the moon....and back!