Shmoogie is 6. It's amazing what a kid becomes in six short years. An artist, an aspiring inventor, an indefatigable entertainer of one lucky 15 month old, an explainer of science facts so sure of herself and so frequently accurate that I mostly just go, "Huh! I didn't know that!" and take her at her word. A guilter of tooth fairies. A petulant scowler. A forgiving playmate for one 8 year old who doesn't realize how lucky he is. A swimmer, a bike rider, a wannabe monkey bar swinger. A kindergartner. A phone call placer, but not quite yet a time zone understander. An opinionated little person who likes very much to tell you how things are going to go but will sometimes go along with your ideas, too. A person we are lucky to be getting to know. Happy Birthday, luv.