I can’t believe it, but my oldest niece, Julia, turns five today. I remember the day she was born, although probably not as well as her mother does! Ralph called me from the road to tell me they were on their way to the hospital. Nobody knew the sex of the baby and I had been hoping for a girl from day one. I still hadn’t heard from her when I had to go to a meeting so I told my client I’d have to answer my cell phone because my sister was in labor with her first child. The phone rang about halfway through the meeting and I heard Julia’s voice for the first time. I was so happy she was a girl (and healthy) that I cried. From that day on, I’ve enjoyed every minute with her.
Julia is opinionated, funny and adorable. She loves playing with her Aunt Tammy’s old Barbies and going to Chuck E. Cheez with Uncle Steve. I can’t wait to see her next week and celebrate her birthday. She’s getting a deluxe stamping set and the Hungry, Hungry Hippos game from us. Ralph said to be prepared to play it all week. I’m sure we will when we take a moment from our Barbies!