Four years ago your daddy's hands guided you into this world and we met you for the first time. I remember how when they later placed you in the bassinette next to my bed you rolled right onto your side so that you could still see me! I remember how you had a tuft of dark red hair at the top of your head and how later on it grew into a perfect mohawk! : ) By the time you were six months old you would sit at the dinner table with us and try to make us laugh. Even as a baby you were trying to make the people around you happy.
We love that at 4 you love to dance. When you are happy, you will sing and dance around our house making us all want to join in with you.
We love that at 4 your excitement about life is contagious. I watched you skip all the way to a friend's house the other day and couldn't stop smiling.
We love that you are kind and sweet.
We love that you are determined and stubborn.
We love that you are the little sister and the big sister.
We love that your outfits of choice are usually bathing suits - even when its -30 outside!
We love that you think that Grand Forks is the greatest place on earth!
We love that you are smart and independent even when it's frustrating for us parents.
We love your innocence and your wisdom.
We love watching you change and grow.
Maya, you are the spark in this family. The one that keeps us all on our toes, making us laugh along the way. We love you to the moon and back!
Happy 4th Birthday to the Littlest Big Girl!
Love Mommy and Daddy