Three Oh!

June 6, 1981 My baby sister, Kayla was born.  
I claimed her as "my baby" immediately. 
My first time to hold Kayla. 
Mema, Kayla, Me doing a marvelous job feeding Kayla & Mom
Kayla Marie, 1981 ready for the world! 
 Kayla's first Christmas!  Christmas in our family was a huge deal growing up.  Each year we all went to pick our tree thoughtfully deciding if it should be flocked or unflocked. We played Christmas music as we unpacked all the ornaments and ooohed and awwed over each one as we decorated together.  
I believe I am singing to Alvin & The Chipmunks Christmas album while Kayla being as helpful and adorable as ever. ;)
Kayla and Dad. 
It's an understatement to say that Kayla adored her daddy.  
Great Grandma Armstrong (Mema's mom), Mema, Kayla and Me

Hello cutie!
Step ball change!  

 I do believe Kayla was the hoola hooping champion over & over again. Dad made everything into a competition so I'm certain we were hooping it out to see who could outlast the other.  I can't remember if she was the hooping champion or the roll the hoop and run through it champion.  ; p

 And yes, she wanted to hit me most of time (and did a fair amount) but one thing has always remained the same, we've never been alone, we've always had each other and always will. 
Sweet sister!  Happy happy 30th birthday, welcome to your third decade of life!  Mom and Dad must be freaking out... they have children in their 30's!  It's crazy!  
I am me because there was a you and I am forever grateful to have YOU as my sister.  I celebrate every one of your 30 years today and I am missing you like crazy. 
Happiest of happy days!  I am so glad that you were born!
With love,