Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Alexis!

I don’t even know where to start with this girl! To say that I adore her is a complete understatement. Three years ago today, our family’s lives were definitely changed when she was born!  She has the ability to make you laugh when you are really supposed to be mad, to turn the tables and make you console her when you were in fact reprimanding her, and she is really good at showing off her cuteness and pulling at your heart-strings!

Alexis is 19 months younger than Bianca, but that doesn’t keep her from doing just about everything her older sister does. On Bianca’s first day of Pre-School this past August, Alexis wouldn’t let us go until she was sure that I had a picture of her with Bianca’s backpack on and then when we got to Bianca’s classroom she sat in the seat right next to her sister and got right to work.  She definitely learns a lot from and looks up to her older sister.  So far so good, they play really well together and don't fight very often.  Hopefully that will be the case for many, many years to come, if not always.

She’s definitely learning the ropes from her older sister and is one of the smartest 3 year olds I know.  This is Alexis singing a song that Bianca learned in pre-school and that Alexis very quickly picked up.


When I take them out and people ask if the girls are my daughters or my neices, I sometimes think it's a little odd that I have cousins that are over 20 years younger than me.  But I've realized that the difference in having cousins that are close to your age and having cousins that could literally be one of your own kids is that I don’t love these girls like I love my other cousins, I love them as if they were my very own children. Obviously I know that one day I may have to admit that I love my own children just a tad bit more, but I honestly can’t begin to fathom that at this point.  My heart swells with joy and love every time I see them and I literally ache until I get to see them again.  Thank God we live so close!

Alexis, there is a special part of my heart that will ALWAYS be just for you. I so enjoy watching you grow up and am so very happy that I get to be a big part of your life. Your smile and laugh are infectious and I cannot wait for each moment I get to spend with you.  I love you so much more than I could ever express!!
Feliz Cumpleaños! Te quiero mucho!!

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