04 February 2009

miss c

Yesterday, my baby girl turned four.

As some of you may recall, she was not the smallest baby in the ward, and she certainly came with her share of complications that day. We have her arm evaluated each year, and this year's came back with a need to work on a few very minor things. They are things we should be able to accomplish at home, which I am so thankful for. Next year's evaluation will probably be the last unless further issues evolve, which is doubtful. I stand amazed still at how far she came in so short of a time. And her big baby status is gone with the wind - Miss C is a pixie-like little girl, full of tiny giggles and sweet softness. Even in the pictures from one year ago, I see that baby roundness has given way to a small-framed, petite young lady in the making. I cannot wait to see what special plans God has for my daughter.

Since she will have a small party this Saturday, yesterday was made special in several small ways:

Lunch at Arby's - plain popcorn chicken and curly fries are "safe" for her

Birthday Pictures at Target - Baby J got his 1 year pictures at the same time . . .

Dinner of her choice - scrambled eggs and bacon - since I can't have eggs there were also pancakes, but she wasn't having any part of that!

Chocolate Cake - made in the late afternoon since I had not had a chance prior to that; she'll get another one for her party

Surprise Guests - my parents joined us for dinner

Presents - the two biggest things she got were a Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Dollhouse (I had a gift card and a coupon toward that!) and a pair of "pink sparkly shoes" that she'd been talking about for a few weeks. She had a friend stop in briefly at the end of the Christmas Break and as girls do, they compared new shoes! =P Miss C had brown suede-like Mary Janes with flowers, "But Annie had pink sparkly shoes, Mommy!" Now Miss C does, too.

My prayer for my sweet girl this year is that her heart would become ever more open and she would begin to long for the Lord to fill her spirit - even to receive Him as her Savior in this coming year.


Donnetta (momrn2) said...

Happy Birthday to your growing princess!

I am convinced that one of the greatest prayers a parent can pray for their child is for their salvation. Keep believing and praying...

Carbon said...

Happy (belated) birthday to Miss C. I'm sure she was estatic about the pink shoes. My little girl is all about her shoes so I can totally see little Miss C beaming with pride!

Amber said...

Super sweet! A little princess!