Trisa is our oldest child which means that one day she will be telling Dan tales of how hard her life was compared to his. But, lest you feel too sorry for her, she also has lots of aunts and uncles and many of them were unmarried when Trisa was born. They were her fan club and they loved to play with her, teach her things, and spoil her in any way they could. I still remember Trisa at about two carrying a basketball that was about as big as her out into the middle of a basketball game because she wanted to play basketball with her Dad and Uncles. They usually let her play games with them! She was a little angry when I chased her down and carried her off the court. On Derek's side of the family she is the first grandchild and the first great grandchild and she was treated like a royal princess.
Thankfully, even with all of that spoiling, and our unskilled attempts at parenting, Trisa is a good daughter and a good big sister. She dragged Tia around by the feet before Tia could walk (Tia was sitting up) so she could play with her and they are good friends still. Tia can hardly wait to join Trisa in grown up land (away from home). Kayli misses having Trisa around and especially looks forward to racing her up the stairs on Christmas mornings. Connor and Trisa love to talk about, and share books. Trisa talks to Jake and makes him smile, and Dan loves her and wishes that college weren't so far away and didn't take so long.
|Look at the candle glow on that chocolate cookie.|
|Trisa looks like she was needing to blow really hard to get this candle out.|
And I look like I might need to help her.
|This makes us wonder who really blew out the candle.|
Derek and I love Trisa. We miss her as only parents can. We miss her baby self, her one year old self, and all on up to the wonderful person she has grown to be. Three more hours and we won't have to miss her 21 year old self any more. Until Sunday. Happy Belated Birthday to Trisa.