Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Years are Flying

Kellys 025 2002.  There once was this sweet little lady...

and she grew!


and there are days...
IMG_0030when I realize just how fast the days, years are running by.  Petal Rose has a tender and adventurous spirit.  She's faced challenges in learning, and we are so proud of her hard work and the way she has cheerfully faced those challenges.  This year Petal Rose has tried some new things and will be performing in the musical Mary Poppins this spring!  And she is thoroughly enjoying a Karate class.  We are delighted to see the sparkle in her eyes and that great big smile everyday as she continues to pursue life with cheer, tenderness and a sense of justice.

Last week we celebrated our Petal Rose as she turned 10.  With my younger two it is harder and harder to believe how old they are now.  When I look at their eyes, I still see those pudgy little faces...

but, in reality, their faces are thinning and maturing and here we are again...double digits!

IMG_0007Felicity is modeling the new apron sewn by Mae.

New knifeDaddy Builder took Petal Rose out for breakfast, and for a special purchase.  Petal Rose has requested a pocket knife for a couple of years.  She now has one.  I've been requested to pick up a block of wax soon, so she can start whittling/carving.

IMG_0009Can I tell you how much I adore that smile and love that girl?

Petal Rose is 10After an afternoon of swimming & playing with her kindred spirit and good friend Rebekah, we had Builder's wonderful fried chicken, mashed potates with gravy, asperagus and sliced cucumbers.  Petal Rose had requested that I make a High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Cake.

IMG_0003The very important writing in the sugar step.

We trimmed it with Freshly whipped Cream and Strawberries.  It was a very good, no bad, wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. ((((Michelle)))) I am in the same spot friend as we have a birthday in a week. Where has my chubby cheeked little boy gone and when did he become a man? It's hard to believe (and yes, does bring me to tears).

    Your sweet girl is beautiful and it looks like her day was wonderful! You are an awesome mama!!



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