She likes rock bands and SillyBandz.
She'll happily eat filet mignon so rare it practically moos, yet deems Lunchables, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and hot dogs gourmet treats.
She sneaks away our copy of Twilight to read on her own, but finds the most pleasure in curling up next to us while we read her Harry Potter.
She longs for an iPhone, yet is still perfectly delighted to run in the backyard chasing fireflies.
My little entrepreneur, my comic book writer, my helper, my first-born. On the cusp of growing up, but still my little girl. It's a lovely mix – I think eight years old is just about perfect.
Happy Birthday, Elena.