Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Happy Birthday, Monkey!



Happy 12th Birthday, Cassidy!

This is daughter number two. She thought she was a boy until she was about four. She's always been a little tomboy, as in Santa better not even bother with barbies for this girl and just bring on the cool boy toys. By the time she was six months old she'd earned her official nickname, "Monkey". She had long arms and legs and would wrap her legs around my waist (back when I still had one) and wave her arms around in the air. People would remark to us all the time that she looked like a little monkey. I was never offended because she actually had monkey mannerisms. Our oldest daughter never required child safety locks or really got into much of anything, but this girl was born trying to walk, crawl or climb her way into mischief. They were like night and day. She's got more energy than anyone I've ever known. She loves all kinds of sports. She played baseball until last year at pitcher and first base and always held her own against the boys. She's head strong and extremely stubborn, competitive, smart, kind, hard-working and beautiful. However, if she's not happy, then none of us are. To know her is to love her (and sometimes want to lock her in the closet). We also call her the elephant because she can remember stuff vividly from when she was like three. She remembers things we have long forgotten, so we often call on her for details of things we can't recall. She's my only child with a dark complexion and my other daughter and I just want to slap her for staying so tan all year round. We also call her Harriet (as in the spy) because nothing gets past her and she always wants to know what's going on around here, whether it concerns her directly or not. (I think I might know where she gets that).

I love you, Monkey and hope you have an awesome birthday!

7 comments:

Lara said...

Happy 8th Birthday Monkey!! And yes, I did have a great 45th Birthday on Monday!!

Chuckie Cheese is calling!! Bay Lee said she would go with you!!

We love ya!!

Anonymous said...

one of my finest accomplishments i feel like all my kids are mine)...yes, she is our little monkey, our little ball player, our special, special person. what would we ever do without her. she is so beautiful and sweet...our camping companion. you can always count on her. we love you very very very much...

meme and papaw

Anonymous said...

forgot to say---twelve years of wonder with you...last year of being a kid. take advantage of it...you will be grown before you know it..
m & p

teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Cassidy! You are beautiful! I hope you have a great day!

Grandpa Paul said...

Birthdays may come and birthdays may go..but....Monkies are forever enjoyable, precious, loving and kind...

so a special birthday wish to you Monky on your last year as "not" a teenager (but you'll forever be a monkey)

--I'm going to miss that
"not a teenager" thing when it comes, but I'm looking forward to you growing into a beautiful young lady with all the delightful characteristics and virtues you have now, and those that are going to grow so beautifully in the future..

I love you..happy 12th birthday Cassidy..Grandpa Paul

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday Cassidy!!! I hope you had a great one!

Cassidy said...

Thank you everybody for your birthday wishes.