Our weekend was spent celebrating sweet Aine's birthday. Her celebration was a unique one this year. Typically we venture out on a day of her choosing, but this year there was a wrinkle. Dave sprained his ankle on Thursday and was unable to walk great distances. Undeterred Aine came up with a new plan. After a special dinner at "pa-chote-lay" (Chipotle for the uninformed), we came home for cake and a family movie. A tummy ache interfered with Aine's movie watching and later that night she vomited. The next day was spent quietly as she continued to feel crummy.
Through it all, Aine remained her happy, positive self. She truly is a magical little girl. She did not complain about her odd celebration. Each obstacle was taken in stride. She enjoyed whatever the day brought and never really complained. In all she does, Aine approaches her life with pleasure.
Aine is a vivacious wonder, delighting people everywhere she goes. This year has brought growth and adventure for Aine. She continues to love those around her deeply. She has matured and is better at channeling her strong emotions. She also is getting better at dealing with her brothers and using her words when confrontation arises. Babies continue to enthrall her, and you can often find her around the smaller people helping the mamas out. With a style all her own, she embraces the world. No one could ever call her reserved.
This past year has brought so many changes for our little girl. Dave and I keep say to one another, "Seven is big." I know seven will bring grand things for our dear sweet girl. Seven is big, and I know Aine will pull it off with finesse.