And the journey of motherhood is even funnier...
Our sweet London Faith turned one this past Friday...and in my almost ten years of parenting...what an interesting switch I found myself to be in while birthday decoration shopping. Suddenly, I am transitioning from dinosaurs and bugs, trucks and trains - to the Pretty Pretty Princess in Pink aisles, and quite honestly, I'm at a bit of a loss at to what to do.
|Gifts from Grammy and a birthday sign from Mama.|
|Behold the Ugly.|
All of my kids like to have birthday parties or rainy torrent days.
Her birthday bib states it loudly: "The Princess is One."
A gift from my Marmie....which she found to be quite hilarious.
|A birthday page for everyone to write in for her album.|
|I freely admit...SUPER delicious.|
And her Mama stood by... watching all four of her boys melt into puddles...and I just about cried.
|Stopping for Lovies.|
So impractical. I hear ya, Baby Love..
|My kind of pink. Right here.|
Doting Daddy's, brothers, Grampy's and Grammy's.
Fun little presents and tons of little snuggles.
She was impy. She was happy.
|Simple bbq foodies...|
And ate it up, just like a lady.
Sweet baby girl....
How loved and treasured you are. Such joy you bring to each one of your family members. And so many things you have taught this new-to-having-girls Mama. As your Grampy wrote on your birthday page: "May you grow up to be just as pretty on the inside as you are on the outside." This is my prayer, as well. Watch your Daddy and your brothers. Let them take care of you and protect you. Be strong. Be brave. But let them be gentlemen, and treat you like a lady. Fall in love with Jesus first. Fall head over heels in crazy love for Him. Let Him grow you into the godly girl that He wants you to be...and don't try to be anything else -- for anyone else. I love you, London. My heart is filled to overflowing with you. What a beautiful Mother's Day gift you were and you are. And just like Daddy wrote....."try not to grow so fast next year, okay?"
Happy Birthday, Baby Love....
~ A sweet bit of pink to add to our boy crazy mix.
~ Brothers and Daddy's melting with love.
~ Learning to love pink and frills.
~ A birthday to celebrate the same weekend as Mother's Day - the best kind of gift.
~ A year of blessing and a year of joy.
~ Little girls melting bits of this Mama's heart that she never knew she had.
#5170-#5175 ~ My Joy Journey