Zakiyah (AKA Sweet Baby Chunker Princess) turns 4 today!
I officially feel old AF. But really, where does the time go?! I remember like yesterday the day she was born and everyone telling me not to blink because the time flies, and they were right.
Zac and I were barely 20 years old when we had Zakiyah, so we all are growing up together and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s my absolute best friend and we learn from each other every single day. She teaches me patience, how to love unconditionally, compromise, and even how to make banana muffins in her play kitchen. Because of her every day of my life is filled with sunshine, no matter how much she drives me crazy!
Her personality is so big and fun and loving, it’s hard not to smile around her. I only wish I had half of her energy and free spirit. She makes the most out of every hour of every single day, learning, playing, being curious, teaching herself how the world works. Then sleeps for almost 12 hours…I’m not complaining, she’s definitely a sleeper when night time comes around.
I only wish that she would stay little forever, so we can protect her from everything. But that’s where our parenting skills come in, to teach her how to best maneuver through life, to stay innocent and sweet and avoid all the bad things there are out there. I especially want to protect her little heart when the time comes (very far into the future, maybe around 30 years old :)).
Anyways, to my sweet baby princess, Daddy and I wish you the happiest of birthday’s and will always be here to give the world, or the moon, whatever you want and need, always.