A certain little girl I know is turning 7 this Sunday. I absolutely cannot believe that a child I first saw and held when she was 2 DAYS old is going to be 7 YEARS old. She’s no longer a baby. She’s a kid. A kid with a silly, quirky, funny personality. A kid learning to be her own person. A kid who loves Webkinz and American Girl dolls and the Wizards of Waverly Place. A kid who’s outgrown her old favorite, Dora the Explorer. A kid who is growing up way too fast. So today, I reflect back on the times when she was a little softer around the edges, a little more dependent on her favorite grown-ups, a little more willing to wear pigtails.