You are 73 months old.
You are also still into list-making. I found this one inside your lunch bag one afternoon. I find it ironic that the first thing on your list was to take a nap. Oh, if only!
Julie gave you and Lucy what you lovingly refer to as the P. O. Popup game. You will play it endlessly if you can rope someone into playing with you.
Your uncles also surprised you and Lucy with red envelopes filled with lots of foreign money from their travels.
You told me that you were in love with someone but you said it was a secret and that you and the person you were in love with were keeping it secret. Two seconds later, you slipped up and said, "Chengze and I....OH DARN!"
you, "Wŏ ài nĭ" so you both agreed to be in love and get married once you are grown up. Then you just giggled, blushed and changed the subject.
Not only did Uncle Ry Ry and Uncle Paul gift you and Lucy with Red Envelopes filled with foreign money, they also brought two extras so that you could share with a friend. Guess who was the lucky recipient of your envelope?
Dangerous Liaisons, Kindergarten version.
And if Chinese New Year and school trips and visits from uncles and flute recitals weren't enough, we also have Valentine's day coming up. That has involved lots of card writing and heart shaped notes and candy. It also meant a very wonderful surprise present from Meme..mermaid blankets for you and Lucy. Each blanket took her 2 weeks to knit!
You. Are. Loved.
Very much so and by more people than you can imagine. You are a special girl who has brought joy and laughter and light into not just mine and daddy's lives, but into your grandparent's, aunt's, uncle's, cousin's, and friend's lives. The world is a happier place because of you.