My children have just turned 4 (Alice Linda) and 7 (Charlie.)
They are full of joy. Healthy. Smart.
Alice is fearless and independent. And goofy. She loves the hell out of some peppermint gum and a pack of smelly markers.
Charlie is kind and thoughtful. He wins awards at school for his leadership. And he loves the hell out of an iPad and a little plastic figurine he calls "red man."
Most of all, my kids are resilient. They go with the flow, the ups and downs of this roller coaster called life. They are flexible and patient and continue to show me what it means to be a fully loving human being every single day.
Happy birthday, my loves. Happy birthday.