My fabulous fiance AND my niece share a birthday. I remember when my sister called me during the series finale of Sopranos to tell me her water broke. The next day, April 9, 2007, my niece Eleanor was born! She is the first grandchild in both families, so she gets a little bit of attention – but honestly she’s not spoiled in the slightest.
She’s pretty darn cute, too. But I’m not biased.
Because Mike and Eleanor share a birthday, I try to do for one what I do for the other.
As little E is turning big 3, here are three reasons why I love my niece:
3. she’s creative, expressive, and curious
2. her mom is my sister and we LOVE talking about her, so her birth brought us closer (as if that was possible!)
1. she dances, constantly, in a flow-ballerina-swirly-twirly-graceful-way without a care in a world (it’s the cutest thing….I’m requesting it for her Flower Girl debut)
Happy Birthday, Eleanor – for these reasons and so many more, I love you to your toes!
“Aunt-Vicki-Cool-Dude” (story for another time)