Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Daphne!

Daphne is 20!
When did that happen?
I think back to those younger years of her crawling around the house acting like a cat, or hiding in little spaces, or needing to draw as soon as her eyes opened in the morning like she had some important deadline to reach by 8 am.  She was only 5 at the time.
Now she is 20.
Now she is officially transitioning into adulthood.
The bus is her means for freedom.
The ladies in her sewing group at the church are he newest friends.  They love her.
She is finding her way in spite of challenges. 
For those who really know Daphne,
will understand the challenges that she faces every day.
Through thick and thin, we are there for eachother,
with enough room to spread wings and fly when ready.
Daphne isn't ready to fly yet, but that doesn't matter
when you're with the people who love you.
We're family.....

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Our little girl is 8!
She wanted a Woodland Fairy party. 
I did ask her if she had a sword tucked under her skirt somewhere. 
She replied....Mooooom! In a sing songy voice. 
She could barely sleep the night before. 
At eleven oclock last night I heard her calling for me. 
I can't sleep!
I'm hungry!
What time was I born?
How many hours until my party?
My stomach hurts!
I think I'm hungry!
 The Woodland Party was perfect for our little fairy.
Victoria can be quite the planner. She helped as much as she could to be ready for her guests. 
This was to be her first "Friend" party.
 We played old fashioned games like, knocking the cans off the bench with a beanbag and dropping clothespins into a glass jug.  They colored Fairy bookmarks that Daphne put together for them and painted fairy houses.  Along with some good girl time with giggles and silly faces too.
She kept running up to me saying
This is the BEST day EVER!
It is hard to believe that our baby is 8!
It feels like just a short time ago she was this little baby
who wanted to be in the middle of it all
and not miss a beat with the big kids. 
 Now she seems to be one of the big kids, in the middle of it all
and not missing a beat. 
Happy Birthday Victoria!