Happy THIRTEENTH Birthday!! WHAT?! 13? Are you kidding? Teenager??!
Weren't you just a lil girl with a short little brunette bob and cutesie blunt toddler bangs? And now you have movie star long locks. Weren't you just dressed in mini Cubbie Bear pink jerseys and Nike tennis skirts and NOW you're always dressed in your totally impressive team colors... Weren't you just a mini shy little four year old with a secret careful smile and quiet whispers to your cousins and now... well... now that's still pretty much the same.
Except now you are a teenager!
And then next Quincy will be a teenager.
And then The Kid will be... ummm.. still just my The Kid. Let's not talk about it.
Happy Birthday beautiful Mona. My children adore you. They all have crowned Princess Grace the most hilarious cousin. And Coach is so awed and impressed by your catching skills on the softball field. He brags about you ALL. The. Time. For realz.
And Me? I'm just honored to be your Aunt.
Sending lots of love, from up North. I hope your day was amazing.