Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lucky Number Seven


Sunday we celebrated my girl's seventh birthday.

Selfishly, I wish I could say it was only her fourth birthday, that we had a few more years until we hit seven. I really loved four, five and six. And yes, I'm sure seven through forever will be fine too, but she is frighteningly independent and I'm already missing her a wee bit.

She requested a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a big spaghetti dinner. My son, convinced she was being ripped off, tried to convince her that she can choose anything for dinner - especially his favorite (roast chicken with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots) but she wasn't having it.

We made our annual pilgramage to Build A Bear, ensuring that she has yet another bear, or rabbit or dog as the case may be, that shares her birthday. It's completely expensive and almost foolish (skechers for the bunny? a must. A pink red sox hat for the dog? goes without saying) but she is practically jumping up and down by the time we get to the store and she plays and sleeps with these crazy animals every single day.

She was also showered with the standard 'drive your mother insane' fare from our lovely family. A singing Hannah Montana doll and the new Hannah/Miley cd? Thanks Grammy.
I was tucking my girl into bed Sunday night she said to me "I waited so long and it went by so fast". My thoughts, exactly.


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11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I can't believe she's 7 already! I remember when she was four!

Glad she had a great day and looking so cute in that last picture :)

blackbird said...

She is so DARN cute!
Happy day to her...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your girlie! Those dimples are going to break some hearts someday! I hope she had a great day and all the spaghetti she could eat.

~Em

SneakyPeek said...

She is beautiful and I am so lucky that I get to see her in real life.

The pictures, while awesome, do not even come close to the phenominal personality she has.

A great big birthday HUG to her.

Amy said...

Oh, I love that last line. And oh so true.

How did you do that collage of photos at the top? I LOVE it!!

Oh, and girlie is beautiful!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Awww... that last part. =) Happy birthday to your girly.

Kimberly said...

Oh another Libra. Thank you for my birthday wishes!

Any crafting happening on your end - or nail biting (with the RS).

JMP said...

Hey Jenny,
Happy Birthday to her!!!
Enjoy every minute while you can!
They are so much fun at that age.
My lil baby girl is now 16 and at this moment at a homecoming bash with her BF!!!
UGH!!! I want my 5 year old back!!

vw bug said...

Happiest of birthdays...

True Willow said...

The last paragraph almost made me cry. Happy Belated Birthday, girlie!

catsteevens said...

That last part DID make me cry. Just beautiful. Happy Belated to ya!