We had big celebrations here yesterday with the smallest one of our family turning five - super excited 'oh my word' was she ever.
Normally the calm one of our family - she is the one that brings us all together when trouble is brewing with her infectious smile and endless hugs, her silly humour and pixie like frame...I can still pick her up and cuddle her like a babe.
So aptly named you can always find her curled up on your lap when you sit still for a moment wondering 'how on earth did you manage to wriggle there with out me noticing' but always with a smile and never with a 'oh Tabitha!'
She is the glue that binds our family together and everyone adores her. She will go far, that little one of ours.
I could wax lyrical on endless reams about our gorgeous 'baby' girl, my heart felt like it was fit to burst when she came into our lives. But I think I will keep her all to myself - not spilling her secrets - because how can you put so much goodness down. Though I will just say that those who have her in their lives are the lucky ones.
Happy fifth birthday my beautiful little one - it's going to be a grand old year.