Alan turned 32 today! He was born on the first day of spring, which I’ve always thought a perfect metaphor for who he is. Alan is purely spontaneous, bringing new perspectives into my life and never failing to surprise me…which is not *always* a good thing, but is what drew me to him and what gives my life its spark! A kid at heart, he is playful, easy-going, and makes people happy.
Mia loves to make things for people and spent this whole week preparing for Alan’s birthday. My generic Target-bought gifts didn’t hold a candle to her heartfelt creations, although I do think he is pretty excited about his new crank-handle camping lantern!
Alan is the proud owner of this make-believe fairy world: the dream of any grown man, right?
And an extra gift to all of us today: Mia learned to tie her shoe laces–another little sign of her growing up ever so quickly.
Happy birthday to Alan, who keeps me laughing and always on my toes!