I can’t express what you do to me.
All I know is that yesterday you were born, today you turned six and I’m afraid that tomorrow you’ll be eighteen.
I’m trying to take you in day by day.
I’m trying to soak in the words that you love to say, like seriously and ridiculous.
I’m trying to tattoo your smile and your personality on my heart and my brain with every conversation we have.
Daily I bring you close to me to feel what your hugs feel like on that day, I smell your hair, I feel your skin.
I want to live in the moment with you.
You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me think.
You make me Live.
I may bring you milk and cut up apples, but you bring me so much more than I ever dreamed possible. Thank you for your love, your hugs, your laughter, your jokes, your personality. Thank you for being YOU. You amazing child.
Last night, I interviewed Ariel for our annual birthday interview:
So, what’s tomorrow?
How old are you going to be?
Are you excited?
What are you going to do tomorrow?
I’m going to have a donut from Dunkin’ Donuts and then it’s going to have six candles in it and tomorrow night I’m going to Olive Garden.
Do you want the servers to sing to you?
Because tomorrow is my birthday.
What did you do today?
Got my ears pierced. (a side note from Mom: SHE DID IT, SHE REALLY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I can’t believe you got your ears pierced. What was it like?
I was crying at the first because I thought it was going to hurt and they put a marker on it and I got a purse like Jenna (her cousin) and it has butterflies on it and finally got them. And at the end I was like “ow and that hurts” and then I was proud of myself.
Are you happy or sad that you have earrings?
I’m happy. I don’t know why I need to wear these earrings for six weeks.
For my birthday I got new earrings from Jenna and Jeremy.
A DS, a Hannah Montanta game for my DS and a carnival game, it’s rated E and a Hannah Montana bed.
Was it a great day?
Yes, it was very, very very very very very very great great great great great great great day.
What’s your favorite color? Blue.
What’s your favorite song? Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus.
What’s your faovirte food? Macaroni and cheese
What’s your favorite drink? Orange drink.
Whose your favorite person? Kylie and Addison and Allie and Claire.
How much do you love your Mom?
super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super much.
How long do you want hug me? 355 times.
How much do you love your Daddy-o?
very very very very very veyr super super super super super very super very much.
How much do you love Racecar? One.
What do you like to play with?
My DS and my puppy and barbies. and I like to play with my earrings. Kidding. I’m very kidding.
What’s your favorite animal?
Cute cute cute kittens.
I love celebrating my birthdays and going to chuck e cheese.
Do you like hugs or kisses? Hugs AND kisses.
Do you like vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate.
Do you like apples or grapes? Apples.
Broccoli or green beans? Green beans.
What’s your vegetable? Peas.
What’s your favorite fruit? Apple.
What are your favorite words? “What the?” “Weird.” “Ridiculous.” “Seriously.”
And then tomorrow, would you hug me all day long? No. I mean, yes. Just a little bit. Because I really want to eat my donuts.
Happy birthday, Ariel.
Thank you, Mom.
No, Ariel. THANK YOU.