Two of Sami's best friend's have celebrated birthday's in the past week. This is the hard part about moving away. Not being there to share these special days. But then we get to send really cool presents via the mail (provided I actually get to the post office) and what kid doesn't love mail.
First, Noah, one of Sami's little "boyfriend's", turned 4 last week. I am proud to say I was the first person to meet little Noah, even before his dad. Neil was on a business trip when Val was to go for her ultrasound so I went with her instead. I remember sitting there, holding her hand, praying for that little flicker to come on the screen. Sami and Noah used to go on dates to Robbie's together before they were even born (Val and I were pregnant at the same time). I can't wait to see what happens as these two get older. Happy 4th birthday Noah!
Then there is Hannah. My dear sweet Hannah. Sami and Hannah have been best friends since before Sami was even born. I remember being on bedrest and Hannah sitting next to me in my bed during one of Jamie and Hannah's many lunchtime visits, patting my belly with her fried chicken greasy hands. You would never know that Sami and Hannah are 19 months apart in age. They are two peas in a pod. Happy 6th birthday Hannah!
Of course I have to wish Noah's little sister, Maia, a happy 2nd birthday as well. Isn't she too cute?