Here is her mother 27 minutes before she was born.
Happy Birthday, Mary. Thank you.
Are you having a good day? Yeah
What have you done? In the morning I put on my clothes and then I ran with Miss Brooke. She's our babysitter. Then we ran in a neighborhood with the school running club. Then we had lunch and I played a little Wii. After that we went to the pool with Miss Brooke and Mom.
Are you doing anything special tonight? I don't know yet. We're going out to a place and have waffles maybe Mimi's Cafe, Bob Evans, or IHop. I was going to wear my new dress that I got for my birthday but it's too hot out.
Did you enjoy your birthday party at our house? Yeah
Probably the cake. I don't even like cake that much but so much of that cake was amazing.
Do you feel older now that you're 7? Yeah
I don't know.
Do you like having a big brother? Yeah
and a little brother? Yeah
But I don't like to play Airplanes and Spy and other things like that.
Yes, but I don't really like things that sting and I really don't like spiders and poison ivy either.
I know you took dance this summer. What did you like best about it? My favorite thing to do was tap.
Yeah, but not as much as tap.
When you come to Indiana during Christmas vacation, who do you like to play with the most? Tessa and Anna, Jenna, Clara and Aubrey because they're girls.
Do you like school? Yeah
What do you like best about it? It starts in about two weeks. My favorite things are probably social studies and science.
You worked very hard on our house when we were remodeling the outside. Did you enjoy that? Yeah
Probably sweeping the driveway and sidewalks and putting the dirt into the holes in the ground. Those are the two things I did.
What's your favorite meal? Macaroni
Probably strawberry shortcake.
Yeah, but we only did it one time.
I don't really know.
And that's how our interview ended. She was ready to leave for her birthday dinner and I was expecting company. So now I'll add some of the many things that I think are very interesting about Mary.
And she's sweet, loving, thoughtful, considerate, and has a heart of gold. We love our little Mary and we're hoping that not only are her birthday and her party this weekend wonderful, but that her entire year is as amazing as her.