Seven years ago our beautiful little girl was born. My biggest baby weighing in at 8 lb 10 oz - which is a lot for a Mum who's first baby was 6 lb 14 oz. I remember being so worried while I was pregnant that I wouldn't be able to love her as much as I loved Zai. It was after her birth that I learnt the truth that love really does indeed multiply! As soon as I saw her I fell in love - it wasn't hard - she looked exactly like my baby pictures!
Fast forward 7 years & we have the honor of celebrating her birthday once again. She is growing up so very fast & it seems like those baby days are long gone. What a beautiful girl she is - such a shining light for the Lord. Forever my strong willed child - she now is strong willed for the Lord & I pray she stays that way! She prays daily for a little sister to be added to our family! She is a leader amongst her brothers & friends. She is such a delight to us, her parents! We are so blessed to have Miss Ellie in our family!
Her birthday began early - too early. It was only 1am when I woke to the sound of talking in Ellie's room. I went in to find her & Zai wide awake all excited about the day - I
very nicely told them that it wasn't time to get up & to return to bed! Then at 2am again I was woken up by them - I once again oh so nicely told them it wasn't time & to get to bed! It was 3am when I next heard them - this time Dave woke up & put them back to bed. At a more reasonable hour of 7am, they finally awoke for our traditional family birthday hunt!
For her birthday she requested a ballet ice cream cake! Since the last ice cream cake I made was rather a flop ( the icing slid right off the ice cream) I went to the cake decorating shop to ask their advice. I was able to use chocolate on top with an icing sugar/cream mixture to pipe around it! It was probably one of the easiest cakes I've made!
She also chose friends to come for tea that night - her favorite meal was served - homemade lasagne! We had so much fun celebrating this special time with her!
Unfortunately I had a doctors appointment on the day (I have had a nasty allergic reaction. I'm going into the second week with it now. I've been quite unwell. ). After waiting 1 1/2 hours at the doctors & then almost 1/2 hour at the chemist, she declared that it wasn't her favorite way to spend her birthday. We had a chat about how things don't always go the way we want them too. However after her party, she declared it a wonderful birthday!
What a beautiful girl Ellie is growing into - we are so proud of her! She is such fantastic company & a delight to all!
Happy Birthday to our Princess!
You are indeed a blessing from the Lord
Counting blessings today!