Princess A doesn't remember a time in her life without Deedle. She learned to share and to be patient at a very young age. She is fiercely protective of her little brother. She is instinctively maternal and nurturing. Deedle, in turn, adores his big sister. When she is hurt or sad, he goes out of his way to give her an ice pack or a hug. Even though they have different interests, they play surprisingly well together. In short, having my children sixteen months apart is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
It's hard to believe that four years ago tonight, I was in labor, anticipating Deedle's arrival.
Pop-Pop with his namesake, just a few hours after he was born.
"Can we send him back, Daddy?"
Today, we celebrated Deedle's birthday at the local park. The weather was beautiful, and the kids had a fantastic time! They raced and chased, ate cupcakes, and opened presents. All in all, it was the perfect day.
Princess A and her BFF
Deedle and two of his friends, playing "Pirate Ship"
Happy birthday to the best surprise I've ever gotten! You are one amazing little person, Deedle.