Thursday, July 22, 2010

Greta's Birthday

Posted by eljamieson at 9:24 PM

Greta had a birthday week extravaganza or at least it felt like it. We had her party on Saturday with some good friends that love her and were thrilled to celebrate with her. Sadly, she was sick on Saturday so not really in the party girl mood.

I decided that the theme for her birthday would be Ladybugs. Can I just say that I made the completely right decision, from the cake, to the decorations, to sending my Mom to Bonnie Togs for the perfect lady bug outfit complete with antenna, it rocked! The party turned out better than I could have hoped!

Her first taste of cake was a hit, opening presents without too much help from her big brother went over great. It was a great day with great friends for a most wonderful baby girl. We had a family party for her the day before her birthday since Daddy was home for dinner that night. Vaughn soloed the Happy Birthday song and did a tremendous job! She opened presents from us and one special lady bug toy that Vaughn picked out just for her. Her actually birthday fell on our church friends park day so I made some mini banana chocolate chip muffins and celebrated with a perfect morning at the splash park, complete with a round of Happy Birthday to You!

She has been well celebrated and gets to head to Ontario to celebrate again with our family there and especially with Great Grandma since they share a birthday. How amazing is it that my baby girl shares a birthday with one of the woman I most admired and strive to be like in my life. If she can be even 1/2 the woman my Grandma is she will be tremendous!

I can't believe she is 1 already, it feels like she was just born. She has been a more difficult baby than Vaughn but I don't resent or wish away any moment, even the sleep deprived ones and there were a lot of them. I wondered if I would be able to love another child as much as I love my Vaughn. Mothers always told me that you do but I have to admit I was nervous. I know now I shouldn't have been, it's amazing how the Lord designed Mothers and our capacity to love. I don't love Vaughn an ounce less now that Greta is here but I love her equally with Vaughn. She is the light of my life, the joy in my mornings. I count myself blessed to have such a beautiful, special gift from God in my children but especially Greta since this is her birthday blog. I love her more than I can say and I can't wait to see the journey that the Lord takes her on in the years to come. I would pray that they be pain free and easy but I know no matter what comes her way we are a family and there is nothing we can't do when we do it together.

Love you baby girl!!!


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