Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Happy Birthday, Baby!
Has it been a year already? This morning, Nourit burst into the room where Avi was just waking up and shouted, "Happy Birfday, Avi!" and was greeted with Avi's delightful version of 'Good Morning.' Avi is now walking everywhere - she took her first 'no-hands' steps 5 days before Christmas. She is showing signs of big sister adoration - just yesterday, I found her heading toward Nourit's room numerous times while Nourit was napping. She finally pushed in the door and woke her big buddy up before I could stop her. She and Nourit enjoy baths together now, and I even observed Avi initiating hugs with Nourit yesterday. It's been quite a year - wow, what a year - but she is really rounding out this family and I couldn't imagine life without her.
Nourit is excited and wants to make presents for Avi. She wants to make a cake because that's what you do on birthdays, right? Unfortunately, we've found that January birthdays get short shrift in this family, so the birthday party is postponed for now. Soon, though, we'll be eating pizza and cake and toasting our baby-turned-toddler and thanking God for her wonderful smile.