If life would only slow down for a little while, I might have a chance at getting caught up--both in life and in blogging! But no, special events as well as ordinary-but-wonderful days keep coming (imagine that!), one right after the other, forcing me to pick and choose what I focus on.
Well, tonight is her night. :)
After we got the spices put back in their cabinet, our first step for the cake was mashing some fresh strawberries (or "straw-bay-bys," as Moriah calls them, although sometimes she adds extra syllables and calls them "straw-bay-bay-bay-bay-bys"). :)
Gail, a guest in our home back in February of 2014; and I think of her every time I wear mine. :)
I thought she was adorable and just couldn't get enough of the sight of her, busy at work. :)
The boys and I got a good chuckle when we saw the April 9 page in our page-a-day Mary Engelbreit calendar (which I love!). How appropriate that on Moriah's birthday, a queen bee would be pictured, because yes, our little girl does like to try to run the show sometimes! ;-)
"I'm flying!" :)
The boys had emptied all the dirty clothes out of our laundry chute and were having fun climbing up into it.
In case you can't tell from the pictures, this birthday morning with Moriah was pure joy. I relaxed and focused on what was most important, the boys enjoyed the time off from school and played happily, and our love for Moriah caused us to delight in her and to relish each bit of her anticipation and excitement that her birthday was finally here. It was the perfect birthday morning.
After lunch and a nap, the celebration continued, but that will have to wait for the Evening Edition birthday blog post!! :)