Today my little Alta is six years old. She said she hates toys and doesn't like frosting on a birthday cake, so she didn't want a birthday party or presents. Instead she chose to come to Snowbird for a two day family ski vacation for her birthday. That is my kind of girl!
I still remember the day Alta was born. She was born at 12:01 am, barely making it on the 13th. It was my first "au natural" birth, and I was very excited, and a little nervous. It was a 12 hour labor, and I bounced on the exercise ball for most of it. Even though I am not going to have any more babies, I am going to miss giving birth. Who knew pain could be so great! It is the best feeling in the world.
Alta has always amazed me, walked a 9 months, skied the half pipe at Snowbird at 2 and 1/2 while still in diapers, reading chapter books at 5, giving a memorized talk in sacrament, and making her little brother a bowl of cereal every morning. She is above ordinary. She is going to be very successful in her adulthood, because not only is she talented, she is very independent and opinionated. Don't be telling Alta what is up! She will be telling you what is up!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALTA!