However, on the first day of the new year, in the new decade IJ turned two. I was not there to greet her on the day she was born, nor anywhere near on her following birth anniversaries. I have to enjoy this little beauty from afar. When I got his photo of the Birthday Queen I immediately felt that IJ epitomized how I feel about birthdays. Look how she closes her eyes as if to enhance the chocolaty goodness of food fit not only for the gods but for curly haired birthday girls. It almost makes me want to give myself a perm and dive into a vat of chocolate frosting.
I'm late in saying it, but Happy Birthday Ivy Jane! May your life always be full of the things that bring you great joy.
I wish for each of you something made of chocolate to put a smile on your face,
P.S. That quote might be one of my all time favorites.