Today my first born turns six! It's happening so fast I can barely believe it. This has been such a big year for you Echo with so many changes. Little by little you are venturing further out in to the world but you are still my imaginative, creative, magical girl just as you ever were.
You have a fierce love for your little sister although squabbles have become more frequent as Clover has become more independent and outspoken. Still, the times when you play nicely together and I can hear your laughter coming down the hall are my favorite times of all. One thing's for sure, no one can make you laugh like Clover can!
This marks you second year of gymnastics and your first year of ballet. I love watching your strength and coordination grow along with your confidence. This year you also began your first drop of program at our homeschool coop. Being dropped off was a big deal for you at first but you have truly found a home among the other wild and free children at Wildings. When I see you with the kids there I'm happy because I know you've found your people.
I'm truly inspired by your creative flair and passion. You can create vivid fantasy worlds and spin incredible stories. You live in a world that's all your own and the rest of us can only visit you there.
You can devour books like no one I've ever seen and I love sharing that with you. Once you can read to yourself there'll be no stopping you but I hope you'll always let me read out loud to you anyway.
You are incredibly intelligent, sweet, and courageous and I am so proud to be your mommy. I love you with all my heart sweet Birthday girl!