This is the day we had a birthday...well, actually, yesterday was the day, but today's the day I'm going to blog about it. Our daughter turned two. We've been singing "Birthday me, birthday me..." for weeks, but yesterday was her birthday, as well as her party. Truth is, I don't really know what to say.
We've had such fun getting ready to turn "doo", but it's been kind of bittersweet. Seriously, it seems like yesterday we were counting fingers and toes at the hospital. And look at that precious little girl. They were perfect fingers and toes...still are, if I do say so myself!
At any rate, yesterday we woke up, rejoicing in the amazing day the Lord had made and we had a party. A few of our friends came to celebrate with us and we all had such fun.
We played with giant bouncy balls...
There was sidewalk chalk, a b-b-q and cake (and for the birthday girl, strawberries). There was however, no blowing out of candles, 1) the wind was pretty steady all afternoon and the candles wouldn't stay lit, 2) we had an unfortunate incident earlier at a party with Grammy and Poppy that included hot wax and chubby little fingers. There was a definite aversion to candle lighting during the party.
So, as I said, bittersweet...it's such fun watching this precious gift from the Father grow. She's changing so much, each and every day it seems. She has always loved being read to and now, she loves to read. She sings, all the time, songs she's sung with Mommy and Daddy and now songs she's made up herself. She tells Bible stories, her favorite is the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. She helps fold clothes (or unfold them, as it may be) and puts them away in her room. She's pottying in the potty, most of the time. She loves, loves, loves her baby brother, playing with him, reading to him and helping with his bath.
How we love watching God at work in her. What a joy the last two years have been. We absolutely cannot wait to see what God has in store.