My eldest daughter, Annabelle, turned 7 on Sunday.
I cannot believe she once looked like this
Annabelle at almost 2
And now like this.
I remember when she was just a few months old I was in angst over her getting bigger, because I held her all the time and couldn’t imagine her not being in my arms and crawling away. Turned out I needn’t have worried about that since she was the ultimate mama’s girl and didn’t even crawl. Annabelle scooted around on furniture and went straight to walking the day before her first birthday.
Now she is seven. She has real opinions that are her own. She wants to be an astronaut, and since she has inherited a double dose of stubborn will, we are afraid she might actually do it and we will worry about her forever. She has her own sense of style and interests, and is sensitive, kind, beautiful and generous. I can remember when she was about 2 I had to stop her from giving away everything she had to anyone who wanted it.
In our family I make a cheesecake for the birthday person, they are kind of hard to decorate though – I covered her cake in a sugar glaze that I attempted to make it look like the night sky – my middle daughter, Millie, was less than impressed but Annabelle liked it just fine….gotta love the honesty of children…Millie is right, it’s not the best looking – but it tastes amazing!
How do they grow up so quickly?