...on Thursday, November 18th.
It seems I blinked and a year whizzed past me.
(so, so pretty, if I do say so myself) larger than life, bundle of joy.
And she's just so happy!! Happy, happy, happy
When she sees food, she fairly shrieks with glee. As we leave the front door, she bounds out and down the steps with so much energy as if to say "Hey world...it's me. I'm here!!!" Whenever she sees any of us, even if she saw us 5 minutes before, she'll run up and give hugs. At her school when I pick her up - she shrieks and jumps like a monkey into my arms, sounds tumbling out trying to show me her new pigtails or a drawing - leaps out of my arms again and hugs every little kid left in the classroom and all, yes all the teachers and director before leaving, bouncing down the stairs shrieking with total euphoria.
(I should bottle and sell it.)
She's a whirlwind. (I'm hearing strains of "how do you solve a problem like Maria?".) And most days we are panting (Dahlia too) to keep up with her.
The only thing she's not really doing is talking much. And we're working on that.
Here is where she began.
Look out world - Milana is turning 3!!!
Happy Birthday sweet thing!