It's not just Jackson Pollack's birthday today, you know; here in the Manning house it's the birthday of our second daughter, the one who chose the nickname "Bookgirl." Bookgirl is 12 today, and I can't believe how fast the years are flying!
As indicated by her name, Bookgirl's favorite pastime is reading; she is a voracious reader who shares her mom's taste for imaginative fiction. Unlike mom, though, Bookgirl has discovered her arts and crafts side recently, and is sewing, crocheting, drawing and discovering up a storm of new talents. It's lucky she has an aunt nearby to teach her some of the many skills her uncrafty mother can't quite manage!
Thanks to the wintry weather here in Texas we're having a quiet birthday party at home today, but there's plenty of celebrating going on, with good food and party favors and games to play and birthday apple pie instead of cake--by special request--to look forward to this evening. So I'm just popping in here to share our joy on this special occasion, and then I'm back to the celebration!
Happy birthday, Bookgirl! We love you!