Happy Birthday, precious Jewel!

Img_4093Eight years old today.

And such a big girl, now.

"Mommy, if I were President," she said to me yesterday, "first of all I would make college affordable. And then I'd make a rule: NO MORE WARS!"

That sounds like a great plan to me, sweetie.

"Mommy, why don't you go lie down? I'll watch the boys for you. Would you like some water with ice?"

I could cry right now I love you so much!

"Mommy, it hurts my heart to see people sad. I just want to make people happy."

I know you do, baby-girl.

"Mommy, have you heard this joke? Knock, knock..."

"Who's there?"


"Boo who?"

"Aw, don't cry. It's just a joke!"

I love your jokes, Jewel.

"Mommy, when I grow up I want to be just like you!"

Thank you, sweetie. But know what? I only want you to be just like you!

Happy Birthday, Jewel. Mommy loves you.