Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feliz Cumpleanos

Miss Sophia Happy 3rd birthday! You are so big. I can't believe it!

3 years ago, the Mariachi Husband and I welcomed our baby girl into the world. I remember it like it was yesterday. My good friend and I were pregnant at the same time, like we are now. Waiting for our babies to arrive. It was 3 years ago, we became a family. And I got to hold you for the first time. Little black curls of hair all over you head.

The Mariachi Husband and I have been together for...well forever! We started dating in 1989. Don't judge. It feels like just yesterday, we got married. But we waited to have kids. The Mariachi Husband just wasn't sure about being a daddy. He would tell me, next year. And that turned into many, many years.

But I convinced the Mariachi Husband to have a baby. And it completely changed our lives. Before Sophia, we were consumed in the "World of Mariachi." Life was always about gigs and trips. But when daddy first heard his baby girl's heartbeat, life changed. And when he held his princesa for the first time, he melted!

Today, our baby girl is 3 years old. Clearly, she is not a baby anymore. Her daddy sang and played Las Mananitas for his mija. And she held on tight to her papa. I still can't believe it. We hold real conversations. Sophia helps my in the yard and in the baby's nursery. In a few short days, she will be a big sister.

But today, it's all about Sophia! The little angelita that mommy and daddy made. And that Mi Dios sent down to us. You took your papa's heart and mine the day you were born. And it is such a thrill to see you grow. Everyday learning something new and fun. I'm already starting to panic about the day you are going to start school. Because I just want to hold and cuddle you all day long! Happy Birthday my Big Girl! ~A