Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Abigail Ann!

Today my middle child, Abby, turned 7 years old.

Tonight was her "special night".  In our family, on the night of your actual birthday, we have a family dinner, and the birthday girl gets to choose the menu and the cake and the theme and anything else they want.  It's their day.  We were lucky enough to be able to have Luke's parents over for the evening.  Abby wanted Minnie Mouse on her cake, and I found some silly Minnie ears.  Here are the girls, modeling their ears with their Grandad, who was a really great sport to pose wearing those ears!!

Our dinner table centerpiece was the lovely rose that was delivered to Abby at school today by her "best friend in the world", Miss Lainey.  Thank you, Lainey!

Here is the birthday girl, posing with her cake.
Here's a close up of the cake.  Abby has always loved Minnie Mouse... we have a gigantic Minnie Mouse up in our play room that her Gran gave her for Christmas when she was about 3 years old... Abby was Minnie Mouse for Halloween when she was not quite 2 years old... I guess the love continues, because this was her choice for her special day!
I call this picture "portrait of a seven-year old".  Note that she is holding up 7 fingers!  
Happy, happy birthday, sweet Abby.  You are one of a kind, and everyone who ever has the joy of knowing you falls in love with you.  Thank you for sharing these first seven years with me.  I can't wait to share all the years to come with you!


Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Abby! It looks like y'all had a great celebration!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! We love you and will see you soon. Love, Nana

kristi said...

Sniff, Sniff. That was so sweet and it is amazing how fast children grow. But as a dear friend once told me (when she was sending her kids to college), we don't raise our children to keep them in the nest, we raise them to fly.

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Abby! We love you so much and are so blessed to be part of your life :) PS...Thanks for LOVING Lainey, too!