I remember the beautiful summer morning you were born. My water broke all on it's own, on the morning that I was suppose to go to the doctor, to be possibly induced. The morning was so very clear and beautiful, kind of unusual for the coastal area we were living. The hospital was a bit of a drive, and the whole time your dad and I kept thinking about coming home with a little person ( no ultra sound then, so you were a surprise) and the start of our little family. Labor wasn't too bad for the first time, and you were born that evening at 10:55 pm. You were suppose to be my 4th of July baby, but you came early. In a hurry to be out in the world! When the doctor showed me my new baby girl, you had a look on your face like every thing was amazing, with eyes wide open. I think that was a telling look, as you continue to live life like there are so many amazing things for you to discover. I'm sad that we can't spend the day together, and that I can't make you a big cake for your special day, but know that we are thinking about you over here, and hope that you have a fantastic day, full of amazing things to discover. Happy Birthday sweetie!!!! Hugs and kisses!!! Oh, and by the way, Nicole was just published in a fashion U.K magazine! Go check it out.