This is Alex. Today she is 9 years old.
If I had to describe Alex using only three phrases, it would these three:
really smart, and
I would say these things in no particular order, since she's equal parts all of them. And I'm pretty sure I would say this even if I wasn't her mom.
This year, when we were trying to figure out how to celebrate her birthday, she said, "Mom, I want it to be dark. And I want there to be glowing lights."
Um, okay, then.
Slumber dance party it is.
(It's amazing what a cheap disco ball and some glow sticks can do.)
Happy birthday, Diva. You glow brightest of them all.
Song: The 90 minute dance mix I made for Alex's party, by various artists. I stuck a little Michael Jackson and Prince in there amongst all the One Direction and Selena Gomez. You know, for educational purposes.