It is hard to believe that my baby girl turned five on Sunday! We had her birthday celebration on Saturday. She was so excited. We don't have a lot of birthday traditions...but there are a few. The birthday child gets to choose what we have for dinner that night...Julia is a great fan of spaghetti. She takes after my Dad on that one.
We do not watch a lot of movies, so the birthday child gets to choose a movie from our collection that they want to watch. She picked "Runners from Ravenshead" from Vision Forum. She likes that movie a lot because all the actors are children. And their Nana usually gets them the cake of their choice. Since she is a wonderful baker...she makes from scratch red velvet, carrot or pound cakes...but she mentioned ice cream cake to Julia...and the others were quickly forgotten! So Julia had a strawberry shortcake ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. We do the not so healthy cakes on their birthdays. I abstained from eating some...but it was hard!
Daddy cut the cake and gave them a much more generous portion than Mommy would have! I have a feeling they will no longer want me to cut their cake anymore!
I cannot imagine my life without my fifth blessing. She has brought such joy to our lives. She is by far our pickiest child! She doesn't like to try new foods...doesn't like anyone messing with her hair...only wants to wear certain dresses again and again...and yet, she is so caring and loving in the next breath. She is one of the first to crawl in my lap and give me a hug. She is free with her "I love you's." God has made her unique...and it is my prayer that this little girl will grow to be a giant of the faith!
I am so thankful God has blessed my life with you Julia Haddassah! Happy birthday my sweet girl!