Oh my sweet brown mouse. (Or pink poodle, as the case may be.)
I remember leading up to your big sister's 5th birthday, I couldn't think of life as a mamma beyond that point. Five seemed so big! Here you are, my baby, turning 5 years old today. You are pure sunshine, you are. I am always running to stay one step ahead of you...your entry into the world should have taught me this would always be the case! You are clever, mischievous, silly, smart, and skilled beyond your years in that 'have-to-keep-up-with-my-big-sister' kind of way. Life is happier because you are in it. More tiring, too. In fact, in the past 5 years, I have aged more and yet stayed younger than I thought possible. So, little brown mouse, as we roll into year 5, I cannot wait for all the adventures that lie ahead. Happy Birthday, Finnian Luca oh Luca Finnian!
I love you!