Josie’s not a baby anymore, although she may have wanted to be when her 18 month old cousin was visiting and stealing her thunder. She stays true to her nickname, the grand finale. She spends much of her time performing, which could be anything from cracking everyone up with funny faces to dancing in the middle of the dance floor at a wedding. Our dear little girl has more personality than all of us put together. We celebrated with a swim party and tiaras, lots of family and all things pink and sparkly. She had been asking for a clock for three months prior to her birthday, specifically red. Well, I guess I should have paid closer attention to the color request because instead of complete joy when she unwrapped her turquoise clock, her brutally honest reply said it all, “This is not what I wanted.” She knows what she wants, that’s for sure. Not a day goes by that Josie doesn’t make us laugh or smile. She is a princess who packs a nasty punch when she’s mad. She’s got a sweet smile and an awful lot of sass. Life is never dull when she’s around and here are some of her latest thoughts on life: “I’m doing something that’s not allowed.” “You’re stinky, I’m stinky, everyone’s stinky.” Jen: “Josie, I want you to get your PJs on.” Josie: “And I want you to respect me.” “I just don’t like people anymore.” Jen: “Josie, come with me to your room. You’re in trouble.” Josie: “But his banner over me is love!” “Only mommies can say bad words.” “I know I shouldn’t lie, but sometimes I just do.” “I’m thinking about popcorn.” Jen: “Are you causing problems?” Josie: “I’m sure I’m not.” Jen: “You’re the best girl in the whole world, Josie.” Josie: “You thought it was going to be a boy, but then SURPRISE! It was a girl!” And boy, was she right!