Yesterday Ella helped Clark wrap a gift (yay, Mothers Day!). She was pretty excited, and kept saying, "Mama. . . present. . . birthday!" It was very sweet. She was excited to give it to me and help me open it (yay, new book light!).
A little while later, we were talking about how Ella's birthday is coming up in a couple months. I said, "Ella, did you know that your birthday is coming up?" She replied, "Me??" "Yes," I said, "your birthday! And you'll get presents." "Me???" I had just rocked her world.
Then she went looking for Ella's presents, and was sadly disappointed when we told her that her birthday isn't for 2 months. But oh! That moment when she realized that she'd get a birthday, too! And presents to boot! It was priceless.
And I'm pretty sure 20 minutes later she was asking for cake, though I'm not sure. Soon enough, little chica, soon enough.