It was nine years ago today that Alexis was born and I became an auntie for the first time. Over the years I’ve been blessed several times over with the joys of having the most caring and thoughtful niece and nephews anyone could dream of calling their own.
Things have changed a lot in nine years, in both our lives. I remember one of the first times I went to my sister’s house after Lexi was born and it took us about 45 minutes to prepare the stroller and diaper bag… for our trip to the corner store about 200 feet away. Since that time I think I’ve seen my sister get socks, shoes, school bags, and five kids out the door in 35 seconds flat, no lie.
Alexis is such a special girl who can make you laugh and smile while always impressing you with her sense of humour and ability to learn. Before she turned 3 she could tell us all that “Paul Martin in Ottawa” was the Prime Minister of Canada and she spoke two languages before even starting pre-school. I’m constantly amazed at how smart she is, how wicked good she is at skiing, and at how quick her wit is to boot.
She will always and forever have a special place in my heart – she’s a great buddy, a compassionate friend and even prouder older sister for her four brothers.
Expressing my appreciation and love for my family is something that will never cease on my site — I am rarely overly personal in my entries however if there’s one thing I can share with the world it’s that my family means everything to me.
Since I know Alexis is able to read my site sometimes I thought I would send out this special greeting just for her (although I know she may be thoroughly embarrassed by some of these photos, which I think are adorable).
It’s the least I can do for the little girl who sent me a care package including a hand-written card for Valentine’s, Easter, and every other holiday when I was living in Boston (all of which I still have). She was also the first person to ever add a Miss604 sticker to their laptop a few years ago — a Barbie laptop, but a laptop at that. She’s such a sweet girl – I wish I could be there for her more often.
Happy Birthday Lexi! And I promise, if I ever get the chance to interview Hannah Montana you’ll be right there with me.