Anne Louise wanted to write a special birthday blog in honor of her favorite mommy. I told her OK, if only to get a break from watching Choo Choo Soul. I've let her write what she wanted, but have edited the words so that they are actual words instead of random strokes of the keyboard. (She was talking while she typed, so it was easy to translate.)
Hi Mommy, it's your favorite child, Anne. I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Did you know that my birthday is coming up soon, too? Just making sure you remembered!
Mommy, let me count the reasons why I love you.
1: You make me happy!
2: I love when you read to me! You teach me all kinds of fun things!
C: You like to play dress up with me, and sometimes Daddy will play too!
4: You make good cakes! I know you can't have cake because of your gestational diabetes, but just a reminder that my birthday is in a month and my personal preference is a princess cake, thanks.
B: We both look good in pink!
6: You always keep me warm and cozy, even when it's cold outside! And that's good because Daddy said that it's been a lot colder ever since the Saints won the Super Bowl.
7: You always watch Mickey and Minnie with me, and we sing all the songs and dance together. You even let me listen to it in the car. I love Minnie Mouse! But I love you most of all!
8: You and I say prayers every time we eat and go to bed. Daddy says you care about my soul. Is that like Choo Choo Soul?
9: You taught me who I am.
10: I'm sad when I'm not with you.
G: You don't mind carrying me around everywhere you go, so I get to see lots of fun things!
H: You take me to all kinds of fun places, like the zoo, baseball games, and to the park! For my birthday I'd like a zoo and a park and a baseball team, and a pony and a princess cake, please.
I: Daddy says I'm pretty just like my momma!
11: You helped me win some loot at the church fair. And when Daddy tried to say that we were partners and therefore I owed him 10% of my winnings, you let me keep it all.
12: We always have a good time together!
And last: I love you because you're my mom! And since I know that my birthday is special, that means that your birthday is special, too!
I love you, Mommy! Happy Birthday!
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