Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Reason to Celebrate!

Five is the turning point from toddlerhood to big kid, don't you think?
If that's so, then it's official:  Carolina is a big kid now.

 Tradition at our house is to lay out the Birthday Spread of loot, decorations, and
 cards on birthday eve after the birthday person has gone to bed.
As the children have gotten older, they've participated in the endeavor - and I'm
particularly glad about that when it comes to blowing up balloons!

I asked this little girl what she'd like for her birthday, and she told me "powdered doughnuts" and also...
"twisty straws".

In true Carolina nature, it was a simple request and easy to oblige.  It doesn't take much to bless
this little lady.  She has a content spirit.  She is an uncomplaining, patient, sweet heart.
She does everything with deliberate method, cannot sleep for a nap, but knows when it's bedtime
and konks out when her head hits the pillow at night.
She's a trooper and will hike over hill and dale for hours without a snivel.
She sticks by my side in the store while I shop and doesn't appear to weary.
She is easy to overlook.  Her wheel never seems to squeak.
She is amazing.

It was delightful to dedicate a whole day to showing my Carolina how much we love her -
from powdered doughnuts and pink balloons, to tea party and cupcakes, to Pink Panther
cartoons before bed.
We even got out her baby book and looked through every page, retelling her story.
It was quite a day!

I hope you know how thankful I am for you Carolina.
Our family wouldn't be nearly as full of sunshine if we didn't have YOU!

Happy Birthday darling girl!  
Happy Birthday to our Carolina Truth.


Sally said...

Thanks for finding time to blog so soon! I am sure you know Grams has been checking almost hourly hoping for a glimpse of yesterdays festivities and the birthday girl in all her finery. Not quite as good as being there in person, but I know you understand how MUCH your blog means...melting the distance a bit. Loveyou!

Momma Bug said...

Dear Grams,

You are the main person my my heart thought of and my hands found time today. You are most welcome! Thank you for the birthday call ~ Carolina had a special day I think, and tomorrow we'll celebrate a bit more with Daddy. Yay!

Jana said...

Oh, Analene! I don't think I've seen it before, but in SO many of these pictures Caroline has here Mommy in her! What a beauty!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday CArolina!!! What sweet,sweet pics! Some great memories being really and truly is the little simple things that make life so meaningful. Take care and thank you for sharing your sweet family!

Jana said...

Carolina, that is!

Momma Bug said...

Hahaha! I knew who you were referring to Jana (it's hard to mistake), but still... I'm a little disillusioned ;-D
Oh well. I can live vicarious beauty through my daughters I guess!

Kim L. said...

Happy Birthday sweet Carolina!! I can't believe she's FIVE! Looks like a wonderful celebration had by all.