Sweet Aleena Catherine,
Before you were born, I used to wonder what you'd look like, what you'd sound like and what kind of little person you would be.
Now, here you are, four years old. You're exterior is beautiful, matching your personality, and you have a teeny tiny voice that makes everyone you encounter swoon.
Where has the time gone? I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday.
Looking back, I know you cried (all day for six months) and you didn't sleep through the night (for a year and a half) but from here, it doesn't seem like it was all that bad.
I remember how you used to play peek-a-boo by covering the top of your head with your hands, instead of covering your eyes and how you insisted on doing everything "my-by-self!"
I've very much enjoyed watching you grow and witnessing your sweet, funny and sassy personality develop.
You're growing up right before my eyes. Gone is the tiny baby I brought home four very short years ago. In her place I see a strong, caring, hilarious little lady.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the ride for the past four years and can't wait to see what the next four bring.
I love you more than you'll ever know (until you have a baby of your own...in 40 or so years).
Happy birthday, Aleena.