Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I can think of no better reason to reemerge.... Happy 4th birthday, Isabella Kurtys!

A turquoise tutu has never been worn so well,
Unsurprising from the little girl to which all others pale.
You see, in orange library t-shirts and not-exactly-classy hot pink clogs,
She remains the penultimate trendsetter, the muse of the birthday blog. 

It stands to reason, therefore, that the party day would be no exception.
Leis, crowns, cowboy hats, all embraced with confident reception.
“Too much?” Scoff. Let’s add that Rapunzel hair too,
For birthdays are a time for whimsy, cake pops, and Diet Mt. Dews.

More Disney princess than diva, however, on her special day,
She shared the spotlight with a much-anticipated little sister on the way.
And this, a spirited confidence nurtured by an unselfish heart,
is the quality I’m most proud of, the one that truly sets her apart.

You see, Isabella is a bit of an anomaly, a rare gem in the world of rowdy kids.
She offers a “please” and “thank you” when “fresh cold milk” flows from sippy cup lids.
She asks “How was your day?” with a gap-toothed smile both genuine and wide,
And loves her gymnastics teacher, Danielle, as much as any chauffeured Turner Farm gator ride. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, Isabella Morgan can be quite the tom tooter,
Occasionally earning a spanking when things don’t exactly suit her.
But these instances are rare and maybe even unfathomable to the common viewer,
She’s a charmer, an angel, a little girl enjoying life on a pink, knee-scabbing scooter. 

Isabella loves her house, her cat Gilbert, and her family with her whole heart,
She plays dress-up and “pretend,” her mom readily accepting any assigned part.
She simply embraces each day, having fun no matter where she goes,
And in that spirit, I find inspiration, reasons to reconsider any perceived lows.

So, thank you, thank you, my beloved-beyond-measure birthday girl,
You remind me to see goodness and just give life a whirl.
Every day is better because you live 2.5 miles down the road,
And knowing I get to be your aunt truly lightens every load.

You’re the best, missy miss. We love you to the moon and back.
Liza, Lucy, Willie, Charley, DC, Wendell, Gray, Autumn, Jane, Emma, Blackie, Socks, Callie, Sweet Pea, + 6 kittens


  1. Oh My Gosh, Aunt LiLi! This poem captures our little "princess" perfectly. Isabella does make every day better for so many reasons. She is dynamite little package whom I love with all my heart.

  2. Love you both! Thank you for reading.

  3. I love the poem. They get better every year. Next year we'll get two, are you up to the task?