Saturday, August 31, 2013

Grace's 6th birthday party

Grace had her 6th birthday party today.
It's so hard to believe how fast the years have flown by.
Grace adores her cake.
Her cake that she decorated.
We also had jello with little cutie boats.
Blue Bell ice cream.
And lots of kids swimming.
Swimming is the best.
Then the birthday girl blew out her candles.
And we ate cake.
And ice cream.
And opened presents.
Happy Birthday, sweet girl.  You are growing into such a beautiful little lady with such a kind and compassionate spirit.  You are always so patient with everyone.  When strangers come up and ask to touch your hair, you smile sweetly at them, shrug your shoulders, and say "Sure."  When your younger brother and sister start to fight over a toy, you step in and try to reason with them and make them both happy.  You are always the first to jump in and help if help is needed.  And I love our late night talks each evening where you tell me exactly what kind of birthday cake you want at your next birthday.  Your pink mermaid princess cake is something we have talked about every night without fail for the last 364 days.  And I know that tonight we will most likely talk about the cake you want next year and how many days away until you get to have another birthday party.   And I love how you tell me who your best friends are and all your secrets and every little thing that you think about.  I love helping you with your homework.  It's such a joy to hear you read all on your own and while you still need help with some of the big words that don't follow the rules, you are getting better every day.  There are so many, many reasons I am lucky to be your Momma. You make heart smile and I love you more than my heart can hold.  

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