I don’t always record my thoughts here as frequently as I should. With Zelda’s third birthday today, it is an opportune time to reflect. I know that we all grow up, but seeing her grow so big, so quickly over the past three years has been and continues to be an amazingly fun ride. We’ve lots of fun together, dancing around wearing tutus, swimming, playing hide and seek, feeding the chickens, walking the dogs, going to ballet, falling asleep on the way to ice skating, sneaking out for ice cream, running our errands, working on puzzles, reading books, painting, playing catch or kicking the soccer ball, picking berries, just to name a few things we’ve done over the past six months. I’m excited for all that we’ve yet to do in the coming six months and more.
As I sit here and reflect, it’s probably not the greatest reason to smile uncontrollably, but I am. While in Arizona in May, EBGMA asked Zelda if I was taking a nap. Without missing a beat, Zelda replied, ‘no, my daddy never sleeps’. Now, this isn’t entirely true – I do get a good nights sleep almost every evening – but it warmed the cockles of my heart that she knew I was always there for her in the night. That or she’s knows a
sucker daddy who loves her when she sees one.
This morning, I have the opportunity to go to Zelda’s school and celebrate her birthday with her and her classmates. I can’t wait!
Love you Zelda – Dad/Papa/Zach/Padre/Daddy
oh zelda, it’s here, it’s finally here. after months of you telling us your birthday is in september and patiently waiting for september to arrive and then asking every day since the 1st if it is your birthday yet, we are happy to tell you YES today is your birthday.you are a vivacious little girl and we couldn’t be more thrilled with who you are becoming. you have a joy for life that is unparalleled. you are our favorite princess, sous chef, ballerina, pirate (arrr, lady!), monster, bicyclist, runner and back seat driver! at three you are one smart cookie. you can spell your name, identify your letters, count and count and count and you are learning spanish. you want to read and try really hard to do so. we are certain that soon you’ll be reading. you love to sing and dance and perform. zelda you light up our lives. although you don’t know what cliches are yet, you make all of them about the joy of being parents come true for us. you are our biggest blessing and challenge. you keep us on our toes and help us live each day to the fullest. all our love to you on your birthday and every day. love, mama and daddy
hanging this morning with her “girl friends” – two frozen princesses and two of the girl character cards from one of her board games.
after a really rough first week at her new school and a few rocky days to start this week, zelda has warmed up to her new school and goes without complaint. i’m glad she’s liking it now. it was horrible watching her go through so much turmoil. but all is well. this morning she greeted her teachers with buenos dias and was saying hola to the school as we pulled in. i’m glad she settled in before we head out of town for two weeks. hopefully that will make her transition back to school after vacation easier.