This girl turned 11 today, and I gotta say that she is just starting to really bloom. She is maturing so beautifully, she is still sweet and cuddly, but is learning to navigate her emotions: I can give some "constructive criticism" and she doesn't take it personally: we can have a "moment' and then carry on like nothing happened: she can engage the curious rather than the reactive, and trust me that I'm not going to let anything bad happen (even if I make mistakes). I'm thrilled to see the unicorn I've always known is there starting to unfold: and I can't wait for how much fun we are going to have moving forward.
Happy Birthday Cruisen in Stilettos. Strut that stuff.