Marls is eight today. The night before her birthday I always tell her the story of her birth, which is quickly followed by Davis's story and Norman's story. We spent the day exploring. We found a new zoo, which was fabulous. We learned about animals and conservation. We made friends with a llama with a serious underbite. We got our fingernails painted. We had dinner with granny. There are so many wonderful things about this girl. She makes my momma heart proud. Bottom line: this girl is pure magic. And I am totally biased and smitten. Here are a couple from her birthday photos.