My niece turned 9 years old. How the heck did that happen?? I want to wrap my arms around her asking her not to grow but then it’d be asking way too much.  She’s growing, sometimes failing but most of the time succeeding and learning. I’ll admit, it’s nice to have different conversation nowadays. We talk about school goals, talk about her friends, what she likes, what she finds fascinating and I love being part of her life.


After leaving her birthday brunch on Sunday we were greeted by a jazz ensemble playing outside a coffee shop. “Haley, what type of music are they jamming to?”, she responded with, “that’s Jazz silly, just like the band that we hear at the fleamarket we always go to”. Ah yes my grasshopper, it is.

Happy 9th birthday babycakes


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