It is very rude to leave without saying goodbye. Next time Papa leaves, Ionia is going to make sure he tells her at least a week in advance.
Ionia has a I have a very important question! How do you tell that somebody is grown-up? I have asked F-Zero but he just thinks it is because they have a lot of wrinkles. I said that could not be right or Shar Pei puppies woud be born grown-up. When a Pikmin is at their biggest and strongest they have a flower instead of a leaf, but I do not think this will be good enough. All of my sisters here but Hojita had flowers, and they were treated ike children also. Besides, everyone but aniki and Hojita were quitters, so they have not left a good impression of how grown-up flower Pikmin are at all.
Think Ionia's old enough to drive now, Papa?
Thank you for the presents, everyone! Ionia loves them! Ionia is surprised that so many people knew it was her birthday. She did not know it was until people started to give her things! A birthday means that Ionia has been alive for a whole entire year, right?
...How many more until Ionia is allowed to drive?
*PS: Lash, Melissa, you might have noticed some presents of your own.
Lash, Ionia is not as smart as you and therefore didn't feel she could invent a good weapon for a present. So instead, you got fuzzy purple dice, perfect for a neotank. Ionia thought they were super cool okay 8( and also big enough to be hollowed out and filled with tiny explosives in case of emergency. Y'know. Just sayin'.
Melissa, Ionia decided to introduce you to the MAGICAL WORLD OF ROBOT SIDEKICKS by building you a super-special friend. She remembered how much the kittens liked you back in the war, so she made you a small robot kitten. Unfortunately, she sort of sucks at programming, so all it can really do is meow, walk forward, and tip over with its legs still going. B-but it's the thought that counts. Also included is a picture of the two of them in Ionia's medium of choice: Crayola washable markers.*
Today was a very big day for Ionia.
The most important day that has ever been.
Today, Ionia and Papa went to the courthouse. It was very big and Ionia's voice kind of echoed when she was too loud. She was too loud a whole lot because she was very very excited. She has been waiting for a very long time to go to the courthouse.
It took a very long time and there were a lot of things that Ionia did not understand. It was very very hard to be patient, but it was very very worth it. Ionia kept this a secret for months and months and FOREVER! She has been excited ever since she learned what adoption is and today... today we did it for real.
Papa adopted Ionia.
From now on, Ionia is Ionia Falcon-Andonuts.