Happy Birthday to you - our amazing and delightful daughter. As a parent I'm sure you understand what I mean when I say your arrival totally changed our focus and our lives even more than we could have imagined. We love you lots, always and forever.
The night you were born was extremely cold. I remember our car would not start so we called a cab but neglected to mention I was in active labour for fear the driver would refuse the fare. Your Grandma won the loonie taped in your baby book betting against your Grandpa. She bet I was having a girl. For once I was thrilled she was right. Although as I've learned over the years, Moms are usually right.
Your first year flew by and we celebrated your birthday in Toronto on a Tuesday after work sharing a homemade cake with our neighbours Steve and Mary.
You weren't quite sure what to do with cake but after one taste you figured it out. You thoroughly enjoyed your first birthday cake.
We celebrated again with a family party in Lucan the weekend after your birthday. The wagon was a gift from your grandparents. I am so happy it survived the years and is now enjoyed by your children. Quality lasts.
You and your cousin loved to hang out together at family gatherings. Of course you wanted to sit in the wagon together. I felt so lucky to be holding two little sweeties. You were both such adorable babies.
You loved looking at your birthday cards and tearing open your gifts.
Your second first birthday cake came with a little bear cake just for you. You loved it and so did your cousin. Your Great Grandma was happy to see you enjoying it as her friend Mrs. Swan baked all our family birthday cakes. Her cakes were a much loved family tradition for many years.
Your Dad had cake on his face as you were sharing with him. You were sharing cake with everybody. You were such a generous child.
The pony was a gift from your Auntie and Uncle. You were so happy with that pony. Just look at your smile. It lit up the room.
It still amazes me how quickly 25 years have passed. I hope you like these TBT Birthday Wishes. I can hardly wait to celebrate properly with cake when your Grandma and I fly in for our Second Annual Boulder Visit.
Happy Birthday to you, our daughter. You may be all grown up but you'll always be our Baby Girl.
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