18 April 2015

Double digits, oh my!

Today is Hobbit's birthday.  She turns 10 at 10:10 am ET.  It is so very hard to believe that she is even here, much less that she's been around for a decade now!  Y'all know I don't get milestone sappy because I'd rather celebrate than sob, but wow... this girl has put me through the ringer, that's for sure.  So to celebrate my little Hobbit in all her glory, here is a look at the past decade with my little tsunami...

This little curly headed monster has been working those dimples since the day she was born - saved her hiney a lot!
Then the "terrible twos" hit... and have yet to actually let go.  That face, yeah I still get that... a lot!
This little stinker has taken us all for a ride - such a roller coaster ride.
Mary Poppins... not hardly... too mischievous... though she does love her best.
Me and my mini me... we do know how to act a bit silly... most of the time.
Never one to be afraid to take the path untraveled, my little explorer and independent girl.
Never afraid to follow her own heart and be nothing less than exactly who she is... fairy wings and all.
Even if that means smearing her face with mood changing lipstick to get people to laugh.
By her 5th birthday, she had it all figured out.  Blankie, bunny, and juice was all a girl needed.
Still, if making waves made her giggle... that's exactly what she did!
She would get lost in her own little world, complete with imaginary friends Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Hagrid.
Always making sure to grab the best moments of life and hang on tight...
and always with her own signature touch of sass to go along with it.
Eight years into the journey with my mini me and I swore, I wondered if she would make to double digits... seriously!
Though along the way, she finally started to learn some calming methods... then we learned, she was academically gifted.
Lots of things clicked then - she was challenging, sure, but partly because she just wasn't being challenged herself.
and though we still have days that we both just feel like we've been beat down and run through the ringer...
We still manage to find our smiles and love our way through every obstacle.
So Happy Birthday to my sweet, caring, lovable, trying, impossible, intelligent, driven, determined, silly, frustrating, and funny girl.  You have brought so much into my life that I simply couldn't image it without you.

I love you, Hobbit.

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